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Desert Roosters Chicken Coop

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  1. Desert Rooster
    Here are some pics of the coop that i built for my chickens last year, I began construction in late June 2010.
    It was originally going to be a 8 foot wide, 8 foot deep, and 4 foot high coop, but i kept changing the design as i went.
    I NEVER wrote down any plans before starting, i basically just built what ever came into mind.

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    Here we have the start of what was going to be a small coop for 4 chickens


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    I added 4x2 inch welded wire around the frame, my first design was going to be a open coop, but then..........


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    I decided that a small barn looking coop would be cool, so i ditched the wire for now, and began to build an actual roof.



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    The coop is still 8 foot wide, 8 foot deep, and 4 foot high,but the way i did the rood, adds about 2 feet more so i would fit standing up.


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    Here we have some of the walls completed, and the pop door already cut out


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    The nest boxes are 14" wide and 16" tall


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    Here we have the finished nest box, and what will be the egg access door.


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    Here, the nest box has been attached to its permanent location, and i also added a window to the western side of the coop.



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    Nest box view from the inside of coop.


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    Here we can see the 2" roosts that are 3' 6" off the ground, I rounded off the edges so their feet wont hurt, and they are removable for easy cleaning.
    And you can also see the window i added facing east, so they can see when the sun comes up [​IMG].


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    Here we have the run, it was originally going to be 16' wide, 16' Deep, and 6' tall, but i cut 2' from the depth to make it 14' deep.


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    This is the Eastern side..........


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    The western side..............


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    and the southern side with cut outs already made for vents, I used "Brick Red" as the coops paint.


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    and flat white for the trim.


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    Here you see some of my chickens enjoying their new home.
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    And here's an somewhat Ariel view of both coop, and run. I plan on making improvements this summer, like finish painting the trim, adding one vent to the northern side of the coop, and possibly adding a second run and pop door to the south side of the coop, or expanding the existing run .

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