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Buff Hooliganss Chicken Coop

By Buff Hooligans · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
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  1. Buff Hooligans



    COOP and RUN for
    BUFF ORPINGTON HENSFOUR


    Revised 6/16/11


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    Our coop used to be housing for a large outdoor generator on an island, then was moved to the mainland and abandoned. My DH renovated it to the hilt, thinking that we could always use it as a garden shed if I changed my mind about chickens.
    It was in pretty bad shape, so we tore off almost everything and re-built it.
    Progress:

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    My dear husband replaced all the rotted wood and roofing. The windows are covered on the inside with hardware cloth and sliding Plexiglas panes.
    Thee floor is covered in pine shavings, which I fluff up with a shovel a few times a week.

    The poo dries out pretty quickly because of the good ventilation, and therefore doesn't smell as bad as wet poo would.
    The "gangplank" ramp is hinged so it can function as a closed door at night.

    Coop:
    Floor of coop to roof peak (outside measurement) = 6 feet
    The red painted base is 1 foot high, so the total coop height is 7 feet.


    Width of coop (front door side) = 4 feet 2 inches
    Length = 5 1/2 feet



    Run:
    From ground to top = 4 1/2 feet
    The wood forming the base is 4" x 4" wood, partially buried.
    Length = 12 feet
    Width = 5 1/2 feet




    The run is made out of hardware cloth, both sides and top, and buried 12" down into the ground for predator protection. The run is pure sand, which is easy to rake up. As you can see, we spend a lot of time on summer evenings just sitting and watching thegirls

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    Adolescent chicks trying to figure out the gangplank for the first time ..

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    Coop in the Spring

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    Here's same view after a January Nor'easter:

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    Newly painted gray to match our house:

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Shed renovation"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 18, 2018
    Nice coop and run. Would be good to have some how to info or pics of the inside.

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  1. latebloomerar
    Love the coop! Looks like more than 4. The Famed "Chicken Math" at work!
  2. SoftBoiled
    Loved the looks in the picture of "what is this gangplank thing?"
  3. ALRwild
  4. MyLittleRedCoop
    What a pretty coop! Love it! We are in the planning phase of chickens, yet. How do yours do in the winter? Looks like they go out even in the cold, as long as you shovel up the snow? We're in Mn. Snow is going to happen!
  5. maryinma
    Clean, neat coop.
  6. chickachee
    I would love to have one just like it!
  7. jody78
    love it!
  8. MyLovieChix
  9. flyfishingal
    Very nice coop. I think I will try something like what you have..
  10. Fiddlehead
    Beautiful!!
  11. Kay56
    Love your coop!

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