Describe 'Holland Chicken Coop "Arthur's Place"' here
Arthur's Place is a re-purposed piece. It was a child's play house in it's previous life. Being made of all cedar and in great condition it was the perfect base for us to start with. My husband started with the windows. He removed the old shutters and trim. Then he replaced them with chicken wire and re-enforced with treated trim inside and out. Next he re-enforced all joints, shingles, cupola,roof ridge and front door. Adding braces inside of treated wood, he prepared the house for the openings to be cut. He cut one opening for a tunnel leading to their pen, so they can go back and forth safely and he cut another for the addition of the egg boxes off the side.
When all the additions were finished we painted the coop together with BEHR paint in Martha Stewart BARN RED. The Plantation Shutters and flower boxes are made from cedar like the roof shingles. He added roosting bars for my sweet chickens so there is more than enough room for everybody.
Last but not least. Everything has been sealed and checked for leaks through out the entire process.
This is a lovely chicken house. Easy to clean. It measures 4' x 6' without the egg boxes, but the egg boxes add another 5 sq. ft. to the coop. That is more than enough room for our 12 chickens and one Roo. I LOVE LOVE that it is a re-purposed piece.