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Josh & Tiff's Chicken Coop

Josh & Tiff's Chicken Coop

 I decided to make it taller so that it would be easier to clean. The only downsides are that at this taller height, it doesn't provide as much shade as a lower version would and the ladder for the chickens is much steeper. The neighborhood kids like it though as they can go into the cage to play with the chicks.

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Also I wish the hens entrance and the double doors to the upstairs were on the same side to make for a better area to mount the perch. Currently it runs over the double doors and the hens entrance... I ended up with 5 hens and the downstairs is 4x7 the upstairs is 4x4. This is probably enough room but I am thinking about adding a simple 4x7 open cage on the back of the downstairs which should double the floor space... 


Good luck!
 
Josh & Tiff

Comments (3)

Hi Josh and Tiff. I love your design and would like to use it as inspiration for a design for my chickens here in Germany. Do you have foxes in your area? We have lots of them here and I am concerned about them digging under the cage. Do you have any advice before I start building?
Great design! It actually looks really similar to mine! Check it out: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-girls-summer-home. Let me know what you think in the comments! Thanks for your post!!
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