Coop Building 1

By mamaof2 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. mamaof2
    Coop building


    Construction was well underway by this time. We used plans for sheds we found in a book found at Lowe's, and modified it. We lengthened the original design to include space for a feed room. We used "speedy posts" to cut down costs and get done faster. BIG mistake. The coop settled and had to be jacked up this year. The space under the coop is for the chickens to get out of the sun and escape predators. the littler chickens can get into smaller areas and escape the bigger chickens. (It's built on a hill.)
    We were almost done by the time this photo was taken. The walk-through door is on the other side, and the feed room is on that side as well. We put the chicken door (chicka-trooper, for my Airborn husband!) on this side. My husband fashioned an automatic chicken door, which we LOVE, but it quit working this spring. We have a new motor on the way so it will raise in the morning and lower after dark.
    My husband and my "Chicken Palace"

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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Large Coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Feb 18, 2019
    Wish there had been some step-by-step photos and description added to this article. Also, wondering about the amount of ventilation in this coop.
  2. Nardo
    "Huge coop no details"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    This is quite large! Lucky hens. We can.t see how you built it or what's inside.


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