Recycled Wood Chicken Coop

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Project by jim1953 posted 509 days ago 5675 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this chicken coop out of reclaimed wood. It measures 4×10, and is attached to the side of a utility shed. The first picture shows the run and the hatch that opens into their nesting area. The second picture shows inside the run. There is a sliding door for access to the interior of the coop, and there is a window at the top that swings open for ventilation or protection from cold winters. The next picture shows large double doors that open for easy access coop cleaning. The fourth shows the large access door to the run. Total project cost was around $75 for rolled roofing, paint, and hardware. Happy Chickens! Tweet!

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#1 posted 509 days ago

That is cool, Good job

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#2 posted 509 days ago

Happy Chickens

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 508 days ago

bawk, bawk…. they look happy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 508 days ago

Looks good, but what is the red light for in pic #2 ?
Looks like a tail light.

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#5 posted 508 days ago

Gary it is a heat lamp cold at night

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 508 days ago

Beautifully done. Good ideas and work saving applications.

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#7 posted 508 days ago

You might find that Bard Rock will become a pet. Over the years Ive had Bards and Reds just like the ones you have. The Bards always became ‘friends’.
That is quite a mansion you have built you ladies.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 508 days ago

Having built my own chicken “coupe de ville”, I know you’ll have fun.
Feed them good stuff.


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 508 days ago

Hi Jack,

I’m Jim’s daughter & proud chicken owner. We have the girls on chick crumble right now, and we’ll switch them to laying feed when the time comes. We have 3 acres, so they will be pastured for some time daily weather permitting. They are a ton of fun already!


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#10 posted 507 days ago

Be sure nothing can get at them when they are out. Dogs are not good, even friendly ones get excited.
I feed Layena exclusively. Crumble when they are young and now they seem to like the Layena Pellets.
I have 8 (6 barred rocks and a couple of reds) that are going to be 2 pretty soon and are back to laying 6-8 a day with the longer days. Next winter, don’t be tempted to use lights to prolong the day. It burns them out sooner.

Have fun with them they are neat.


You can see the coop/run I made in my projects. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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