Asgard Farmss Chicken Coop

By Asgard Farms · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. Asgard Farms
    Diary of a VikingCoop Chicken
    it all began with an Auction for Icelandic Chicken Eggs....
    As these are special Chickens, they needed a special house ~ A Viking Long Coop

    I purchased a Fast Framer Kit, designed to make a 7x8 shed with no angle cuts and a 2x4 constructiuon.
    I made a few changes to the design, all the lumber with the exception of the roof is preasure treated lumber & I raised the upright length to 6ft
    The foundation is made from reclamed 2x4's
    the back is raised onto cinder blocks, the front onto a 2x4, the sides rest on 2x6's dug into the ground to make the foundation more or less level.
    Uprights are attached with the metal brackets from the kit. It's really windy here in Central TX so I toe'd in the uprights with 3 1/2 in screws
    also added were the cross supporsts between the uprights
    then came the front & back roof joists and the front door frame
    then the rest of the roof joists, window framing, and chicken wire in the windows
    then came paint - got a $5 can of woops paint at home depot and painted all the interior surfaces
    added 2 of the 3 planned roosts
    time to start adding siding - I am using a mixture of new and reclaimed cedar fence pickets
    siding on the front is done and part way on the 2 sides
    Today (4/9/2011) got the windows painted and framed and...
    got the run installed (10x20)
    1st of 2 chicken doors - this one leads into the run - got a few pieces of cedar on the back wall as well
    got the coop door on - It's lined on the inside with chicken wire to keep them safe but allow air in

    All done - with the tin roof and decorations on
    Detail of Roof
    Detail of window
    happy resident - Icelandic Roo named Vladimir (Vlad)

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Recent User Reviews

  1. CCUK
    "Looks good"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 23, 2018
    Nice finishing touches.
  2. Cyprus
    "Nice coop and run, needs a little more ventilation"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    I like the overall design, very fun and inviting! One thing to add would be more ventilation. There should be at least 1sqft of ventilation per bird.


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