Cooper Young Coop

By delindsey · Jul 24, 2012 · Updated Jul 24, 2012 · ·
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  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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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Nice coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 22, 2018
    Be good to have dimensions. I'm guessing the doors making the hen house floor are about 3'X8'?
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Nice Design"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 12, 2018
    Really like the design of your coop, just wish you had included step by step directions for those of us who don't have the "vision". Thanks for sharing.
  3. 21hens-incharge
    "Where's the details?"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018
    I would love measurements.

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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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