adirondak5's Coop

By adirondak5 · Nov 3, 2019 · ·
  1. adirondak5
    I built this coop this past summer/fall . I didn't have plans but I had an idea in my head what I wanted and it came out pretty close to what I envisioned . I'll let the pictures speak for themselves and just list the size and the features . The coop itself is 6' wide x 5' long and just about 6' tall from floor to peak of roof . Roof is 6 - 12 pitch metal roof panels , siding is Smart Siding pre primed , windows are from Shed Windows And More , they are 14" x 27" , nest box is a 3 nest box with outside access . The attached roofed over run is 8' long x 6' wide and the coop is 20" off the groung so with the under portion of the coop toatl run size is 13' x 6' . The pop door is a Ladies First automatic door . There are also 2 wifi video cameras , one inside the coop , one in the run , they are Wyze cameras , very inexpensive and they work quite well . I also installed a power strip in the coop so I can plug in a water heater in the winter and it also powers the cameras . There is also a ThermPro remote wireless temp/humidity sensor in the coop so I can check on temp/humidity from inside the house . The coop has soffit vents , they are just open soffits covered with 1/2" hardware cloth , and a 12" gable vent on the back gable end and a larger hardware cloth covered gable vent on the run end gable . We now have 6 birds (2 barred rock and 4 red stars) in the coop ,they are doing great . They were 4 weeks old when we got them , they are growing like weeds .

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    1st load of supplies

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    Get to building

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    Time to make some trusses

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    Trusses and siding going up

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    Trusses done

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    Next up is metal roofing

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    "Ladies First" chicken door

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    Run door built

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    Painted , hardware cloth and hardware installed

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    Coop door built and installed

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    Gable vents done

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    Power strip installed

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    ThermPro Temp/Humidity monitor and transmitter

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    Good luck hex sign on the front gable end of run

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    Ramp into pop door

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    Here's the Wyze camera mounted to show the run

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    Here's a still shot grabbed from the Wyze camera that's inside the coop

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    Here's the new occupants right after we got them in their new home

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    Here they are a few weeks later checking out and then using a perch I put in the run

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    That's it , I'll post any changes or updates . This was a fun project and the birds seem to be enjoying their new home .

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Recent User Reviews

  1. MROO
    "Great Coop and Run - and GREAT Build Pictorial!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Dec 2, 2019
    Excellent job on an excellent set-up. LOVE the vents! Very Nicely Done!
    adirondak5 likes this.
    1. adirondak5
      Thanks very much . It was a fun project and its working out great .
  2. DiYMama540
    "Very nice!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Nov 3, 2019
    Great description in the beginning, going over measurements and features. Love the step by step pics! I can tell you really did your homework on coops before this build. Turned out beautifully, Congratulations!
    adirondak5 and TwentyOneChickens like this.
    1. adirondak5
      Thanks much .


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  1. ethbarry
    Wonderful work. And a great article about your work.
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    1. adirondak5
      Thank you . I had a great time building it .
  2. N F C
    Nice job!
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    1. adirondak5
      Thank you .
  3. TwentyOneChickens
    The cameras are awesome! I wish I had that. :)
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    1. adirondak5
      The cameras are great , we really enjoy them .
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