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Cooper Young Coop

By delindsey, Jul 24, 2012 | Updated: Jul 24, 2012 | | |
  1. delindsey
    I based this design entirely on ideas I got from this site. I sort of made it up as I went along so I don't have any plans, but I think it turned out all right.

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    I built the walls on the ground then stood them up and screwed them together.

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    I went ahead and painted the frame before getting too far along. It's a a lot easier before you get all the hardware cloth on.

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    The bottom of the hen house is made of two old doors I had laying around.

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    I added cheap linoleum to the hen house at this point to make clean up easy.

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    The roosts drop into the slots for easy removal when it's cleaning time.

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    The metal roof is on,

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    Hen house painted, ladder installed.

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    Done! Finally! We decided we didn't like the green so we repainted it red.

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    The walls on each end of the hen house swing open for easy access to clean.

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    The walls on the back swing open for easy access to the nesting boxes.

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    They should be ready to break in their new digs in about a month.

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  1. judyki2004
    Love it!, good design & size, love the red& white combination, and love the playful details in the ladder & outside roosts, so neat!
  2. coolcanoechic
    I really like your design! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Avedderflock
    Looks super for sure. Good job!
  4. joan1708
    I haven't seen this design before. Looks really good for the chickens and people. Gorgeous. thanks for posting.
  5. rubychix
    You thought of everything including, I assume a chicken wire bottom or other means of deterring digging critters? Racoons have made it their life's work to dig under our coop--thank goodness it's secure like yours. And what a beautiful place for your lucky hens!
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  8. Wabash Wheels
    Your coop looks great...isn't this site the best! We are finishing our coop & could not have done it without all of the great ideas from BYC
  9. Stumpy
    It looks great!

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