coop jardín

By jbblack · Sep 28, 2015 · ·
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  1. jbblack
    @lynneb and I decided that we would like to have a flock and some wonderful fresh eggs. So the journey started. Days and days looking at coop designs on the web. We finally settled on the Garden Coop design http://www.thegardencoop.com/. Plans looked pretty good and it turned out that we could easily add modifications. The journey begins:

    We started with a stack of wood and 3 7/16" sheets of OSB. Turns out some assembly is required.

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    The walls were built in the back yard.
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    As the walls were finished I staged them under the Fig Trees where the coop would be.
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    Next step was to start joining the walls and to level the coop.
    Here is the frame with the roof on.
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    Then we started to rough in the coop building
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    We modified the next step since our soil is mostly hardpan and
    very hard to dig. We created a trench 10" deep and put hardware
    cloth to stop anyone who wants to dig under the coop.
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    Then we stared making a couple of small modifications.
    Two roosts and another level to create a bit more space.
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    Next was a ladder.
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    We added external nesting boxes and covered the floor with
    vinyl tile squares.
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    Then a layer of pine shavings
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    Now a tour of the finished product.
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    The finished full coop view

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    The flock

    Pita Pinta - Abigail, Bella, Carmen
    Sicilian Buttercup - Fiona
    Cuccoo Maran - Dharma
    Golden Wyandotte - Eva
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Recent User Reviews

  1. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Coop Jardin"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Thanks for sharing the pics and details of the build. I love the coop and it looks like the girls do as well.
  2. Nardo
    "Great article for the coop"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    You did a great job with building this and showing how to do it. Your hens have plenty of room and it looks nice too. Did you ever fill in the space where the roof rafters extend out? I'm not sure if my hens would be safe with that open; we have opossums, raccoons, stray cats, etc..

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  1. jbblack
    The overall outside length is 10' the outside width is 5'. Interior breaks into 3' lengths all just under 5' deep. The hutch part is raised so the full run is ~5' x 9' width. Lots of room for our 6 birds.
  2. punk00
    Great looking coop! Your nice looking flock must be very happy! What did you end up as far as the the coop measurements and their run? Thank you for sharing.

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