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FREE chicken coop plan (nice one too) on the Purina Mills Website

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This is a great little hen house:


http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmd0007987.gif

http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmd0007988.gif

Just go to this link , click on the images, and you can download a PDF of the plans.

~Phyllis

Im a Gemini Sewing Diva Buddhist Working Mom Striving for Enlightenment.  I  live my life by the 14th Amendment.  Liberal and proud to be an American!  My DH  lives with 6 women:  1 DW, Twin  DD's and  3 Dhens (1 BO, 1 Alorp, 1 EE)
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Im a Gemini Sewing Diva Buddhist Working Mom Striving for Enlightenment.  I  live my life by the 14th Amendment.  Liberal and proud to be an American!  My DH  lives with 6 women:  1 DW, Twin  DD's and  3 Dhens (1 BO, 1 Alorp, 1 EE)
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post #2 of 308

That is great...thanks for posting!clap

A whole mess of girls and one old man rooster! - Raising chickens for food and fun! I hope Grandma and Grandpa Beamer can see us now!
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A whole mess of girls and one old man rooster! - Raising chickens for food and fun! I hope Grandma and Grandpa Beamer can see us now!
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post #3 of 308

This is a very cute hen house! Although the plans say it will fit 8 standard birds?

Always remember.. you are unique, just like everyone else.

Araucanas, Black Copper Marans, Blue Andalusians, Nankins & Welsummers.
Holly
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Always remember.. you are unique, just like everyone else.

Araucanas, Black Copper Marans, Blue Andalusians, Nankins & Welsummers.
Holly
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post #4 of 308
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Originally Posted by SewingDiva 

This is a great little hen house:


http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmd0007987.gif

http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmd0007988.gif

Just go to this link , click on the images, and you can download a PDF of the plans.

~Phyllis


Link dont work

back yard  farmer
Stinking Water Wyoming
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back yard  farmer
Stinking Water Wyoming
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post #5 of 308

You can see my BYC page. We built that same coop. We modified it a little bit but it is most the same.

Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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post #6 of 308

Purina Mills website is pretty spotty, sometimes it's there and most of the time it's not.

Here is a direct link to the PDF: http://poultry.purinamills.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmd0007989.pdf

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here is a Google Sketchup 3-d model of the coop.  http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ef815216c11640cd6654971052d2f27e

Happy
building!

NO MORE BIRDS - sold everything and moved for work.

It is impossible to have 'enough' chickens

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NO MORE BIRDS - sold everything and moved for work.

It is impossible to have 'enough' chickens

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post #7 of 308

We just finished building a coop based on this design.  One chicken decided to roost on the door opening and the rest lined up on the ramp.  Hopefully today they will get used to the coop and decide to sleep inside.

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thank you for the plan!  a soon as my hubby is don with the first coop, i will get him started on this one.  tongue

post #9 of 308

3 nest boxes seems kind of crazy for a 4x4' coop.  That design could easily be extended to 4x8' though.

Discipline yourself first and your horse second.

Mixed layer flock: One each of Delaware, Welsummer, Salmon Faverolle, Australorp and Easter Egger
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Discipline yourself first and your horse second.

Mixed layer flock: One each of Delaware, Welsummer, Salmon Faverolle, Australorp and Easter Egger
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Thanks so much for this link! Search it and it will come. I have been looking high and low for coop plans that don't break the bank just to buy the plans and there are a ton of shady sites on the internet. This 4x4 coop will be perfect for my four hens and I won't be tempted to get more until I move!

ETA

How hard will it be to put some windows in? I notice there are none in the plans, although there is a skylight. I was thinking at least two windows for cross ventilation. I am looking to get some from a local building supply surplus store on the cheep. Also, for those who have used these plans, what did the coop end up costing you? Rough estimate is fine. I am going to go price the material list at home depot now, but I want to see how much I can get from the previously mentioned supply store. I am so excited, these chicks need to get out of my bathroom!


Edited by sune42 - 4/15/10 at 9:24pm
-Amanda
Mama to Macey and Violet, 1 mutt dog Tasslehoff, 1 chunky cat Lloyd, 1 EE, 1 Dominique, and 2 Buff Orps. Oh, and a pretty easy going husband.
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-Amanda
Mama to Macey and Violet, 1 mutt dog Tasslehoff, 1 chunky cat Lloyd, 1 EE, 1 Dominique, and 2 Buff Orps. Oh, and a pretty easy going husband.
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