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By Concordmommy · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 · ·
  1. Concordmommy
    Construction updates on The West Wing, our Garden Coop for our girls!
    Instructions on how to build a chicken coop with little or no building experience:
    First: be determined:
    Fear not, make sure you have a hardware store nearby, and take some ibuprofen, because you're gonna be sore tomorrow!
    second, Measure twice, cut once...well, measure a few more times than that, cuz it's not really gonna make any difference if you can't cut straight anyway!!
    Third, take lots of breaks...and reflect on how awesome it's gonna be!
    Fourth, rope some loved ones into helping you, cuz you really can't do it on your own. bribery works. Plus if you have a husband like mine who LOVES to work with power tools, it helps!
    then get some more people, especially little folks, to help you out--they'll love it
    keep working, it'll be over soon!!
    Still have to finish painting, add the various chicken supplies like feeder and waterer...and hmm...what am I forgetting...oh yeah, CHICKENS!!! They'll be in there in a week or so!
    Final words of wisdom for the inexperienced: measure, cut right, and don't freak out, cuz every single step has a learning curve attached to it. You WILL mess it up...but it doesn't really matter. Just make it safe, sturdy, and comfy and you can't go wrong!!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Good job"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 25, 2018
    Well built coop with plenty of 'work in progress' pictures.
  2. marcym
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    Cute coop, and the pics are helpful. Thanks for sharing.
  3. SavKel&RynKel
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Would love to see a description of materials or plans and an update!


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  1. Blackcrest
    This looks great,, what are the measurements. how do you get the eggs, and clean. where's the feeding area.. did you place hen boxes on the inside of the finish product?

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