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Chicken Mansion By Mike Clayton

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  1. mike clayton
    Chicken Mansion

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    Well, I guess it really isn’t a mansion but it is too cool to just be called a chicken house. I know I put enough work into it for it to be called a chicken mansion.

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    This is the start to the mansion. I’ve never built anything on my own before so I had to get a lot of info from many of my friends. Yes, I called them a lot. The coop is 8x8 with a 4x8 porch. Inside walls are 6’5” tall. The run is 12’ x 16’ x 6’ tall..

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    My Granddaddy use to raise chickens some 30-40 odd years ago. He would raise 10,000 or more at a time. I cut it down to around 12. We can handle that many and still enjoy them without it seeming like work. My hat’s off to my Granddaddy, he was a good man.


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    The inside of the nesting boxes are 12” wide x 11.5” tall x 12 deep. The entrance to them is 11”wide x 8” tall so they won’t roost in them. I made the lid to the nesting boxes so that it could be opened without actually going into the coop or roosting area. Yes, that is linoleum flooring. Easy Cleanup.


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    I made a screen door to separate the coop from the entrance area. The pop door is 11” tall and 10” wide. I raised each entrance with 3 2x4’s so that the shavings would stay in the coop.

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    We have an assortment of chickens, not just one breed. Right now, half of them roost outside and half inside. I imagine when it gets colder they will all come inside.

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    .Bruno takes care of his girls quite well and sings to the world every morning. For now, the run has a tarp over half of it for shade. Later, I plan on replacing the tarp with tin roofing and to finish staining the porch. I also plan on landscaping the yard around the coop. I’ve enjoyed every minute of building the chicken mansion and now enjoy every minute of watching its occupants

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  1. kymmie816
    This is perfect!
    Plans would be awesome
    Thank you
  2. Nutcase
    Awesome! That is a terrific coop!
  3. JacobMaxwell
    I would love to see some plans too.
  4. btny9
    Do you have any plans or tips?
  5. AlabamaSweetpea
    love it and what a nice tribute to your grandfather
  6. Tumbleweed Farm
    Very, very nice--I love it!
  7. bluemusefarm
    I love this! I want to make the same one -- do you have any advice / plans / details / tips you can pass on?

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