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Our new corner coop

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This was my first try at a chicken coop. I wanted to build it in to the corner of our detached garage so that it didn't need to be stand-alone in the yard, the chickens would have better protection from the raging wind, predators, and I would have water/electric on-hand. We have 6 chickens. The interior coop is 6'x4'. The  exterior run is 8'x4' and 3' high.

 

 

 

Assembling the outdoor run that will eventually be attached to the outside of the garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the corner of the garage that has been cleared out for the coop.

 

Hardware cloth to "seal off" the rafters. I know it's unlikely that the chickens would go up there but I don't want to take any chances :)

 

Framing out the walls. My first time framing - Thanks Youtube.

 

 

This inside "Window" was added along with the external shelf so that I can mount a box fan and pull air out of the coop (And fresh air through) when it starts to get warm or when I do anything in the garage that I don't want the chickens to breath.

 

Finished framing and skinning.

 

The interior door built and mounted.

 

The chicken door. I'll eventually be adding an automatic motor. For now, I have a rope and pully setup to open/close it.

 

 

An outside view of the chicken door.

 

 

 

A view from inside with the roosting bars installed. I still need to build a droppings catch.

 

All in all, it was fun. I still want to install an exterior window for extra ventilation but it seems to be an ongoing project.

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All in all, it was fun. I still want to install an exterior window for extra ventilation but it seems to be an ongoing project.

 

Looks very professional!  And a chicken coop is never REALLY done... :D

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Definitely want some outside ventilation........do you realize that everything in the garage will eventually be covered with copious dust?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Definitely want some outside ventilation........do you realize that everything in the garage will eventually be covered with copious dust?

Thanks. I still plan to add an outside window as well as a vent. The chickens have been in there a few weeks now and I've not had a problem with dust quite yet.

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