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Our little almost done coop

Heres a picture of our coop with the doors on one side open. Easy access to everything. Doors on other side also. Windows in doors open also. Plus we made some insulation panels to fit in the windows on cold nights. Coop all closed up for the evening, with wheels on. Is kind of a chicken tractor, run is separate, pictures will come when run is done. Coop plugs into extension cord with two switched lights and a couple outlets to boot. Those come in handy. Here is a couple pictures of the run, it is made of PVC pipe with hardware cloth and is light enough to... read more

Red Door Inn

This coop is 4 x 8 with a run on right 12 x 8, a run on left 10 x 8. read more

Playhouse/Shed conversion

I'm not quite sure how this is going to work out, but I'll give it a shot. The coop is aprox 6' by 6' and the run is 6 1/2' by 12 1/2' All preditor proof (probably shouldn't have said that) In the middle of July, I decided to convert my old kids playhouse, that I took down off of the stilts and have been using to store STUFF. So, the first thing I had to do was to reside it and put a rain proof roof on it. So I cut all of the pieces and painted them. They went over the top of the barnboards, which did not keep the rain out. Then I started on a plan to have a... read more

Incredibly Cheap Small Space Feeders and Waterers

“ There isn't any room for the chickens!”   Yes, that was my first thought after we had placed the just purchased typical red and white waterer and it's look-a-like feeder in our newly built coop.   “What to do, What to do?”   The old expression “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” set me on the path to create more “size suitable” waterer/feeders for our small coop and our new family members.   The first was this Hanging Waterer -           This waterer was constructed from an empty Schweppes Tonic Water bottle. First, two smallish holes were drilled... read more

Carrie's Coop

Carrie's Coop 2013-2014     The Criteria-  Had to be better than the neighbors box chicken coop and easy to clean.  Could hold 15 chickens.  Easy too clean without bending over.  Gather the eggs from the outside.  Predator proof from Racoon's, Coyotes, Hawks, and Dogs.                       This is the model my wife Carrie wanted.         Carrie From the model 1.  Off the ground for predator control. 2.  Outside access to nest boxes. 3.  Cleaning without bending over. 4.  Slopped roof for snow load. 5.  Sliding windows for ventilation.   Changes from the... read more

Aussie coop

A few pics of the coop, made out of steel struts and bracing, coop out of ply, metal roof. Cheers read more

Country Barn Chicken Coop

We decided to get chickens in spring this year (2014). We ordered 4 RSL pullets, then decided we had better get cracking on the coop. Here is the finished coop:   We used TSC's plans for the How The Chicken Crossed the Road Coop, but we played with it a fair bit. We started with a square frame (sorry, we didn't take any pictures early on!). Then we cut all the wall, door, and 2x4's we needed (labelling them carefully!) The next step was to attach the walls to the frame. 2x4's in the corner added extra bracing, then we put on legs on the outside, as well as... read more

build a chicken coop

The location of your chicken coop is a key criterion for the well being of your chickens. Chickens are very sensitive, so it is better to build the chicken coop to shelter from the sun and weather. And he also needed to install a trough to moisturize hens and large enough for toileting. The water is changed regularly for the well being of your chickens, so it's better to have an accesible trough. It is imperative to set the barn to avoid inconvenience during the bad weather Read more »     read more

CHOOSE THE LOCATION POULAILLER

The location of your chicken coop is a key criterion for the well being of your chickens. Chickens are very sensitive, so it is better to build the chicken coop to shelter from the sun and weather. And he also needed to install a trough to moisturize hens and large enough for toileting. The water is changed regularly for the well being of your chickens, so it's better to have an accesible trough. It is imperative to set the barn to avoid inconvenience during the bad weather Read more »     read more

My Chicken Pentouse

I have a total of 3 tractor coops and a temporary shelter area. The tractor coops are all moveable with our quad. There are hooks on the base that I hook up a cable to and then I can drag it anywhere I want!   My Dad and I wanted to build an easy access, easy to clean tractor coop for my adult chickens. So we came up with this contraption. This coop is a mix of a lot of different coops we saw online but built as simple as possible.   Materials   25 - 2x4x8 (A couple were extra but its better to be safe than sorry!) 5 - 3/4 inch plywood sheets  3 - 4x4x10 3 -... read more

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