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Project by AJS posted 01-04-2013 02:54 PM 1457 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chicken Coop. A-frame design with sliding drawers in nesting box for easy cleaning. Learned a lot from this project!

-- AJS





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rayn

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#1 posted 01-04-2013 03:17 PM

I like it. Is it your own design? How many hens will it accomodate?

-- Ray,Iowa

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AJS

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 03:21 PM

I looked at many different pictures online and put together all the things I liked about them, so yes and no. It can accommodate 4 hens, but I only have 3 at the moment.

-- AJS

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Charlzecheeze

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 03:52 PM

Nice coop! Any plans for wire on the bottom of the pen? Thinking of building something similar in the spring.

Chuck

-- Chuck

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AJS

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 04:10 PM

I used hardware cloth and a staple gun, but looking back I should have used screws with washers securing the wire in place.

-- AJS

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 04:42 PM

Good job a real chicken castle .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Surfside

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 04:51 PM

You’re one of a kind.! Love your work.

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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rdlaurance

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#7 posted 01-04-2013 05:38 PM

Nice job, AJS! This is a project that I keep intending to do but right now don’t know if it is going to happen before or after the rabbit hutch….. to many projects…. so little time…. ha ha ha

Does that have wheels, as in the ‘chicken tractor’ style?

Also, I’m curious as to the breeds of the two chickens in the last pic. The white one seems to be a real ‘layer’ while the brown one must be some kinda rooster, as he seems to be struttin’ his stuff.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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AJS

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 05:44 PM

Planned on putting wheels on it, but two people can lift it and move it, it’s a bit of a struggle but not too bad.

-- AJS

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stefang

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#9 posted 01-04-2013 06:28 PM

Great, sustainable egg production! A great job on this AJS. I like the pull-out idea and it looks comfortable enough for the chickens too. I have fond memories of chickens I raised way back then. I used to buy the chicks at the local hardware store. I’ll bet you can’t do that at todays big box store.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BTKS

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#10 posted 01-04-2013 07:09 PM

Cool project, I like the idea of pull out nesting boxes. I have issues with cleaning ours.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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MonteCristo

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#11 posted 01-05-2013 04:49 AM

Nice job ! Your dog and cat seem to ignore each other. I wish our’s did !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 01-05-2013 05:55 AM

They should have plenty of room to move in

-- Norman

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