I received my 26 Rhode Island Reds about a month ago, and pretty soon they will be moving into their new home.
I used alot of old lumber and all the plywood from an old barn/shed I tore down, which kept the costs down. I also had some roofing material left over from my new barn build, so that helped too, and the windows also came from the old barn.
The siding is shiplap pine with Flood CWF stain on it (just the front is stained in this picture)
I wanted to keep the coop up off the ground to keep an eye on the floor and rodent activity, also makes for a nice place for the chickens to go when the snow piles up. I can lower it if I want to, not sure yet, and I can even slide a trailer under it and move it if needed.
Here's what it looks like today, some more trim work and the windows will be ready to hook up to hinges, a door and steps, and a run.
I plan to free range with a portable run made out of PVC, so the run at the coop will be on the small size for now.
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Edited by RobininCT - 4/17/12 at 6:13am