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All Cedar Coop

By SWoRN, May 19, 2016 | Updated: May 19, 2016 | | |
  1. SWoRN
    My husband and I looked at hundreds of coops and picked out certain details we liked. We ended up with a quick sketch and constructed our coop in less than 2 weeks. We decided to make the entire coop out of cedar. Originally, it was going to house 4 hens, but after construction, we wanted a total of 6 girls. Ultimately, we allow our girls to free range during the day and they only enter the coop during the day to lay.

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    Framing out the sides

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    We used the kreg jig for attaching the frame together

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    Tongue and groove for the siding and the roof

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    Framing the nesting boxes

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    Ramp door

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    Planter on top of the run

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    Nesting boxes

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    The door to goes to the ramp

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    Ventilation holes

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    Moved outside. My husband made a door that opens down.

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    The floor is covered with linoleum flooring that we found on clearance. It is also removable for easy cleaning. It just slides in and out.

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    [​IMG]Finished product. We originally had the hardware cloth on the botton, but took it off after getting our hens. They have the freedom to have fun in the run.

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    Auto waterer

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    Horizontal chicken nipples

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    They all like the top roost

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    The drain hose attached to the Planter to prevent stagnant water.

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    The drain hole. Our coop is slanted to drain to one corner. I used marine grade epoxy to attach a plastic liner around the drain hole.

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    I used this as a liner to prevent breakdown of the plywood underneath.

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    I used rock as the bottom so the water trickles down to the drain

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    The last thing to do is add more soil and to fasten the plastic to the top of the 2x6 frame.

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    Made in the USA

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    The girls are providing us the goods

    Husband said if he were to do it over, it would have been cedar framed and plywood for the sides.
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    The girls wait for me every morning that I don't work to hangout while I drink my coffee!

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  1. SWoRN
    We live in Florida. We have a nice shade tree that we chose to place the coop under. The egg skeltor we got on Amazon!

    Thanks y'all for the kind and encouraging words! We love our girls and are enjoying every minute with them!
  2. Plinky
    Oh, I love the egg spiral! Where did you find it?
  3. Plinky
    Just curious if you live in a cold climate?
  4. lcertuche
    I love the nest boxes access from the outside. Cedar will probably keep the insects down too.
  5. Coop de Grass
    Nice!!! Congratulations on your new flock!
  6. sumi
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  7. SWoRN
    Thank you!
  8. Whittni

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