This hen house features a 9W X 12L X 9H ft. coop with an attached 6W X 35L X 7H ft. covered
run. The structure was designed to comfortably accommodate 20 chickens although there are only 12 current residents .
The nesting boxes are on the exterior of one wall and allow for easy access from the outside of the building. The high ceiling and venting allow for good air flow.
The run is sheet metal covered for hawk protection and shade, made of hardware cloth to thwart unwanted guests, and tall enough to walk inside for clean up and maintenance. The hardware cloth is buried and the entire perimeter of the run is covered in rocks to discourage digging predators.
A resident favorite is the dust bath located inside the run.
The people door was found at a local resale store along with many of the decorations.
The old nesting boxes used to decorate the entry were from chicken operations on the farm from years gone by.
The interior is designed to be easily hosed out having plastic panel lower walls, galvanized sheet metal upper walls, and a poured slab with floor drain. The addition of a PDZ filled poop tray under the roost area has made it very easy to keep clean.
Roost and poop tray with nesting boxes beneath.
Closet with work space and shelf. Feed and PDZ is easily stored under table top. Bottom right hand corner shows automated chicken door to run.
A few of the residents out for a little free range time and my chicken helper AKA the treat girl.
Protector of the realm; including the chickens.
If you are not from Texas, you might have to Google this???
Thanks to BYC for all the great suggestions found on this site. It has been a fun project to work on and we eagerly await our first eggs.
Next project - a greenhouse.
Winter project Greenhouse now under construction.
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