Chicken Pad

I've added pics of how I blocked access to the nesting boxes until they're old enough to lay eggs, as well as the walls to contain the bedding...
By michaelbell317 · Mar 12, 2019 · ·
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    COOP 1.JPG COOP 2.JPG COOP 3.JPG IMG_1592.JPG IMG_1593.JPG IMG_1594.JPG COOP 1.JPG COOP 2.JPG COOP 3.JPG

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  1. MROO
    "Great Coop - Article Needs Details"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Mar 18, 2019
    This is a great coop and run set-up. Dimensions and build instructions - even generalized ones - would help someone duplicate or adapt it for themselves. That may well rocket this article into a must-read!

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  1. michaelbell317
    So, I got the plans for this coop here: https://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html. I didn't pour a concrete foundation like in the plans. Mine sits on treated lumber directly on the ground, but I don't have digging predators to be concerned about. I also did some modifications inside the coop. One, I blocked access to the nesting boxes until they're older and are at the egg laying age. I also built a wall to keep the bedding from spilling out of the doors when they're opened. Oh, the plans have the big door (for human access for cleaning) on the back of the coop. Mine is on the front. The floor of the coop is sloped towards the front door for draining water for the times we do clean the coop with a pressure washer. I also added a chicken ladder for the small chicks to climb up to the roosts. I'll get some additional pictures added, soon.
  2. casportpony
    Can you add some dimensional details?
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  3. N F C
    Nice looking coop! Can you include some narrative in the article to describe the building process?
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