Caperedss Chicken Coop

By CapeReds · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. CapeReds
    Here's our new coop. I used rustoleum truck bed liner on the floor. The nest boxes slide out the side for cleaning and there is a screened vent above the nest boxes that could convert to five more boxes easily. The coop is 6' x 8' and you can stand up in it. Under the coop is screened in for a shaded area which adds to the 15' x 8 run and makes it possible to have the wheelbarrow at door level for cleaning. Security was a big concern, so we went down 30" with the hardware cloth all the way around as well as layering the cloth scraps while backfilling. A solar powered door and lights are on the way along with a 12 volt motion detector light to give us a heads up on predators.

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  1. Nardo
    "Spectacular coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 24, 2018
    The article needs more detail about plans, dimensions, 'how to' pictures of the building process, etc. This coop is outstanding and I imagine that many people would benefit from having more info about the construction.


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  1. CapeReds
    Sorry it took so long. I didn't see this message section. Truck bed liner is the stuff they put in the back of pick up trucks so the paint doesn't get messed up and rust. Several companies (rhino liner, Linex etc) will do it for you but rustoleum makes a product for do it your self. It's like very thick paint with chunks of rubber in it. This makes the floor indestructible.
  2. wifeoferp
    Love your coop! What exactly is truck bed liner? It looks like some type of painted-on material?
  3. Fulton Heights
    Wow! Nice and looks very well constructed.

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