By limhyl · Feb 10, 2013 · Updated Feb 25, 2013 · ·
  1. limhyl

    I would have been happy with anything for my chickens but hubby is persnickety and wanted the coop to match the house. We saw a design from Tuff Shed but they wanted a boat load of money for it so he designed his own and we're pretty happy with it. The finished coop is 4x8 feet. It is four feet tall at the sidewalls and about 5 feet at the peak and two feet off the ground.


    The walls were framed in the garage and then nailed in place on the plywood platform. The 4x4 posts were set into pier blocks that had been leveled.
    Installing the front panel.

    The roof joists were made in the garage with a jig to ensure uniformity.


    The joists were attached with joist brackets

    and the plywood roof was screwed on. We added roofing felt even though many people said it wasn't essential.

    The roofing shingles were then added and trimmed.
    We added vents at both ends and trim boards to finish it off. And here is the final product.



    The run


    Changed the nest box to external and clad it in copper flashing.



    The nest box door opens from the front rather than from the top.

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  1. N F C
    "Chick Villa"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 31, 2018
    A pretty nice coop for a small flock.
  2. Anonymous
    "Lovely small coop & run for a few chickens"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 13, 2018
    This is a well built and lovely to look at small (medium?) coop! A few more details would be great but this gives the reader a good place to start. One might find that it's a bit crowded with many birds, especially in northern climates where chickens often don't go out into the snow for months at a time, but for just a few birds this should be great.
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    Good design and well built.


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  1. N F C
    I like the double wide door on the front, that would make cleaning easier.
  2. limhyl
    I think we are finally done now. We have 14 chickens in there and I think they will be pretty crowded when full grown but we'll see.
  3. OnTheWing
    Very nice coop!
  4. Kenc
    Very nice!
  5. raygirl4386
  6. Stumpy
    Very, very attractive!

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