Describe 'Bryan Chicken Coop' here
This is a framed 540 square foot chicken coop and run setup with brooding area. I used recycled wood as well as store purchased. I really had no plans I just kind of built as I went along. I included hinged ladders as well as doors placed level with raised floor to sweep out straw and bedding. I included outside accessible egg boxes that you can't really see here. I tried to build the coops with as much ease of use in mind as possible. I also wanted to protect the girls from predators. On our property we have raccoons and coyotes as well as foxes. We love our girls and my wife is always sure to name them. We breed silkies and laying hens locally. I screened in all the windows and ran electric underground from the main house(the human coop). We are lucky enough to have a bit of land to free graze the chickens on and we always make sure they get out on a daily basis. Main water source is a 55 gallon drum rain barrel, with a five gallon bucket and installed hudson valve. This provides freshwater year round with literally no effort. I went to habitat for humanities for the second use windows.
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