Back Yard Tranquility

By Towhee, Jul 31, 2015 | Updated: Aug 8, 2015 | | |
  1. Towhee
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    Instead of buying a Chicken Coop from my local Feed Store I decide to build my own. I ended up making my Coop 8'x12' with a 3/12 pitched roof. I framed the entire Chicken Coop with 2x4s except for the floor joists which are pressure treated 2x6s. I made 8 nesting boxes that are 12"x12" and 2 nesting boxes that are 16"x16". In addition I insulated the Chicken Coop With R-13 insulation and painted the inside white to make it feel more homey. I ended up trimming the entire Chicken Coop with some Western Red Cedar and even finished the inside gables with cedar. The project took two weeks and so far the chickens and geese seem pleased. Total cost for everything was right around $1320.00.

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  1. featherweightmn
  2. Towhee
    I have had this since May of this year. There are vents on each end of the coop that measure 8"X12" and it seem to do the trick. In addition I have screens on the windows so if I need to open them for more air I can. I think the trick is to use Sweet PDZ mixed in with the shaving to reduce the moisture content and to help with the smell.
  3. mothertochicks
    Wow, what a beautiful house, with decorations. Beautiful landscape as well. How long do you have this, do you find that there is enough ventilation?
  4. celticgarden
    Lovely! Like that goose.
  5. A HappyHenLover

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