Firewiredartists Chicken Coop

By firewiredartist · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 · ·
  1. firewiredartist

    the coop in progress, framing
    I used lightweight framing methods with the intention to eventually add wheels so that the coop could be tractored
    but the current location is great for the shade and the zoning code required distance from the house (35 feet)
    45 degree mitered corners Gorilla glued and screwed

    the coop in progress, framing, nesting box, and raised coop floor completed
    the nesting box is slightly angled so that the eggs will roll away
    it will be covered with easily cleanable astroturf on the inside to
    cushion the girls and the fragile eggs as they roll away

    the girls are here!
    arrived March 22, 2009

    more progress
    corrugated galvanized steel roof and T-111 plywood siding

    added 1/2" hardware cloth to self contained run areas
    latches, hinges, caulking
    sealed with Thompson's cedar tinted waterproofing, easily applied using the HVLP spray gun
    not showing here is the window on the back side or the vents over the ends for air circulation
    and the flashing covering the two levels of the nesting box


    and here are the happy girls enjoying there new home


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  1. danib
    Was alos wondering about the nesting box. Do the eggs roll down to the wooden lip under it?
  2. danib
    How many chickens can your Coop house? Your chickens are so cute, btw. :) Are they Brahmas and Wyandottes?
  3. Younger
    This looks great, very comfy.

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