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Tropical Henhouse

We purchased our three chicks before we thought too much about the coop and we thought we had plenty of time to build a small coop.  They grew so darn fast that we started with a premade coop and then built the runs.  We decided on "The Parlor Chicken Coop" from www.chickensaloon.com and ordered it online.  It is made for about 4 hens, approximately 30 x 26 in dimensions not including the nesting box.  It arrived fairly quickly and we set it up on our back porch.  We have raccoons and hawks in our neighborhood, so thought we better re-enforce it somewhat and also... read more

Debtfreechicken Coop

    Setting the corner posts.  Plenty of headroom for me (6'-0")   Starting to frame the roof for the run.  The coop will be part of the existing garden shed.   The run roof all framed up.  Using Vinyl roof panels so there is bracing every 2ft.   The run framing complete.  We then dug down and concreted under the baseboard.  Run is 8x8 with a 1"/ft drop on the roof.   Painted the roof framing so we could get the roof panels on to have some shade.  Painting before roofing made for a very clean install.   Decided to build an... read more

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