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Old Style Chicken Coop, Help Please

post #1 of 12
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Hello,
  We are looking for a picture of a old time chicken coop for a project for my daughter , the one that have the windows at the very top of the coop,
       and the roof line is higher on one side than the other.  Thanks alot for your help

5- White Leghorns
3- Easter Eggers
5- Barred Rocks
4- French Wheaten Marans, 2 wonderful kids  and most importantly 1 wonderful wife
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5- White Leghorns
3- Easter Eggers
5- Barred Rocks
4- French Wheaten Marans, 2 wonderful kids  and most importantly 1 wonderful wife
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post #2 of 12

My in-laws' coop is like this--it's probably 60+ years old. I don't have any pics but I might be able to get some for you after this weekend...

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Rare Feathers Farm is located just outside of Okanogan, Washington. We specialize in rare and critically endangered poultry.
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Chasen chicks and riding hoggs is fun:^}
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Chasen chicks and riding hoggs is fun:^}
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post #4 of 12

Tons of coop pics in the Coop section

post #5 of 12

There is a reprint of an old book by Prince T. Woods Fresh Air Poultry Houses on the subject -- I think there is a free download of it available somewhere online or you can buy a paper reprint from www.plamondon.com

There are also a lot of threads on here on the subject... one way of finding them is thru this search http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/search.php?search_id=1884493435

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variety of BYCers have that type coop, mostly newly built but I beleive a few have the actual old ones refurbished. The only names that come to mind offhand are FredsHens and JackE but I know there are a bunch of others including some excellent examples.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat


Edited by patandchickens - 4/15/11 at 5:41am
post #6 of 12

Maybe this is what you are looking for? I love this old style of coop!

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-33224659/stock-photo-small-chicken-coop-on-a-rural-egg-farm-in-the-south.html


And another - scroll down for an article on A Chicken Coop for a Small Flock:

http://thecontraryfarmer.wordpress.com/2008/10/


And another - with plans! This type of roof is called a shed roof.

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/aben-plans/5581.pdf


Edited by peeplessinNC - 4/15/11 at 7:41am
Teresa in NC, enjoying photos of your chickens!
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Teresa in NC, enjoying photos of your chickens!
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post #7 of 12

I am considering buying this old coop from a neighbor less than two miles from me . It is at least 60 years old and the people that bought the property want rid of it . I think it would be a shame to just tear it down . He wants two hundred dollars which is great but will cost me eight hundred to have it moved to my place . The coop is all wood except the tin roof , 10 ft by 20 ft and is 9 ft tall in the front and slanted in the back . I feel it is in stable condition , looks kinda ratty but I see great possibilities . The floor is also in good condition and has the nesting boxes still in it .   I think this is the type of coop you are referring to .

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_003.jpg[img][/img]
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_010.jpg[img][/img]
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_011.jpg[img][/img]

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by BirdWalkFarm 

I am considering buying this old coop from a neighbor less than two miles from me . It is at least 60 years old and the people that bought the property want rid of it . I think it would be a shame to just tear it down . He wants two hundred dollars which is great but will cost me eight hundred to have it moved to my place . The coop is all wood except the tin roof , 10 ft by 20 ft and is 9 ft tall in the front and slanted in the back . I feel it is in stable condition , looks kinda ratty but I see great possibilities . The floor is also in good condition and has the nesting boxes still in it .   I think this is the type of coop you are referring to .

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_003.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_010.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_011.jpg


I think he should pay YOU to take it off the property.....don't get me wrong, it's a nice old coop, but he is totally taking advantage of you by charging you anything.....you are saving him a lot of work

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chihuahuamom444 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BirdWalkFarm 

I am considering buying this old coop from a neighbor less than two miles from me . It is at least 60 years old and the people that bought the property want rid of it . I think it would be a shame to just tear it down . He wants two hundred dollars which is great but will cost me eight hundred to have it moved to my place . The coop is all wood except the tin roof , 10 ft by 20 ft and is 9 ft tall in the front and slanted in the back . I feel it is in stable condition , looks kinda ratty but I see great possibilities . The floor is also in good condition and has the nesting boxes still in it .   I think this is the type of coop you are referring to .

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_003.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_010.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_011.jpg


I think he should pay YOU to take it off the property.....don't get me wrong, it's a nice old coop, but he is totally taking advantage of you by charging you anything.....you are saving him a lot of work


My husband will agree with you and says it will take alot of work if it gets to our house in one piece . The first quote was for 450.00 to move it but he didn't look too confident to me .

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chihuahuamom444 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BirdWalkFarm 

I am considering buying this old coop from a neighbor less than two miles from me . It is at least 60 years old and the people that bought the property want rid of it . I think it would be a shame to just tear it down . He wants two hundred dollars which is great but will cost me eight hundred to have it moved to my place . The coop is all wood except the tin roof , 10 ft by 20 ft and is 9 ft tall in the front and slanted in the back . I feel it is in stable condition , looks kinda ratty but I see great possibilities . The floor is also in good condition and has the nesting boxes still in it .   I think this is the type of coop you are referring to .

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_003.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_010.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/67664_old_chicken_house_011.jpg


I think he should pay YOU to take it off the property.....don't get me wrong, it's a nice old coop, but he is totally taking advantage of you by charging you anything.....you are saving him a lot of work


I agree %100 - I could build a coop just like that with all NEW WOOD for near $1000 which is what you're looking to spend in the long run... They should give you the coop for FREE, and even at that I still wouldn't pay $800 to have it moved.

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