Coop add ons!

By ODchickens · Sep 4, 2016 · Updated Sep 18, 2016 · ·
  1. ODchickens
    This is the semi final coop after 3-4 revisions to keep adding footage. We started out with a 4x4 foot inside and a 4x10 foot run underneath. Then I added on another 4x4, 2 story area with the wooden door. That then became a duplex with the big girls on top and babies on the bottom. Eventually it will be one big area once I migrate all the girls together. I then added on another 4x6 foot run for the infants. The big Girls free range an hour or so a day. In October they will all mix and The coop will be one big mansion. Enjoy!


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  1. CuzChickens
  2. lovechicks1293
  3. Yorkshire Coop
    What a lovely coop :)
  4. Acornewell
    Very nice!
  5. ODchickens
    At first my son and I used a sledge hammer from the back to bang out the boards of pallets. Not all boards made it out looking good but most did. Some looked bad on one side but usable on the other. Only one side shows so those were fine. We ended up breaking apart about 30 pallets for this project. After about 20 pallets we decided to sawzall for the ends and the sledge hammer for the middle. It was faster but you will end up with shorter boards. Their are some videos online about doing this. Good luck.
  6. karenerwin
    I, too, like the egg shaped nest box entrances & the branch landing pads. Do you have any tips on taking apart pallets? I have a bunch of pallets and have been trying to use a sawzall to take them apart, but it's very slow going and I have a lot of trouble getting the middle nails cut. It's hard to get the blade in there. I've also tried using a crowbar, but that usually just breaks the boards into unusable pieces.
  7. Nardo
    Great job, I like the tree limb landing ramp
  8. SHERRING7712
    Love it! Very nice job! Looks like you have good ventilation and made great use of our materials. Very cute too!
  9. FlyWheel
    I like the egg-shaped nesting box entrances, cute touch!
  10. ODchickens
    We have 8 girls living in the coop right now.
    I used mostly pallet wood for the entire coop.
  11. Coop de Grass
    Nice job! How many girls do you have?
  12. Bogtown Chick
    A chicken Bungalow and Haven! I Love it and you have lots of wonderful carpentry skills I see to make things work for you! The Materials used are gorgeous. Lucky chickens.
  13. TwoCrows
    Wow, love this coop!! :)
  14. ToniTalley
    I have the same clip-on fan in my coop! Hopefully the chickens appreciate it!
  15. sumi
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  16. chicks n roses
    really nice cant wait to start a project when it cools off! its 90' here in ky.sooo nice though really.
  17. peastix
    Love it.Would like to see inside pics also.
  18. Whittni
  19. TwinsLoveChicks
    Awesome Coop! What does it look like on the inside? :)

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