Articles from AtholCoop

For years I wanted to keep chickens alas my wife was not interested. After years of discussing it I finally was told "fine but it better not cost too much" So "crate coop" was born. I scavenged two crates from work and with scraps and hardware I already had laying around the shop I built this: This coop has worked quite well for the last couple of years, but It was a little on the small side and it became apparent that we needed a larger coop, oh and this time the wife told me it had to...
Funky Chicken Coop Construction Or how I embraced the curve and became a plywood perv. Standard disclaimer: Any project that involves the use of tools carries the potential for injury or death. Use caution, and your safety equipment. Read and follow all safety warnings and instructions provided by the manufacturer of your tools. Lastly in the words of my middle school shop teacher Mr. Crane “Watch the snake so you don’t get bit”. Tool List: Tape Measure Bevel Gauge (there’s tons...
Several coop builds ago I got started trying to document the process from start to finish and my camera battery gave up the ghost. So with one of my last builds I took the time to make sure I got lotsa pictures and even took some notes. This is a 4'x4' coop with a lot of cedar so it will look ok in just about any backyard. Figure about 200-300 dollars for materials. You could save quite a bit by using something other than cedar, or even deleting most of the trim all together. This...
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