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We are a military family, so we move often. We started into chickens recently, in the fall of 2010 while we were living in Oklahoma. In the spring of 2012, we had to move to Maryland, and have been slowly getting back into chickens again. We purchased an Egg Cart'n tractor, and while I love it, it does not have the capacity I need. So, we decided to build our own coop. It would be simple, right? After all, we've been married 16 years, and have built things together in the past. In fact, we...
We used this "coop" design for almost 2 year with up to 15 hens. It was built under a 36" deep 42" high workbench that was built across the back wall of a 10x16 shed. The hens were free-ranged in my fenced backyard, so they were only in the coop to lay eggs and at night. They were locked in at night, and during any blizzards, but otherwise were free to come and go. I never had any issues due to overcrowding, and consistently got 12+ eggs a day. This would be an easy design for someone...
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