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Project by AJS posted 471 days ago 1361 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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#5 posted 471 days ago

Good job a real chicken castle .

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Surfside

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#6 posted 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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 471 days ago

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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NormG

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#12 posted 471 days ago

They should have plenty of room to move in

-- Norman

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