Garden Coop

By MisterChicken · Jun 25, 2012 · Updated Jul 4, 2012 · ·
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  1. Greasydog26
    I like that you added the vine ladder at the end for a plant. That will be nice in the summer when shade is needed. Nice carpentry work!!!
  2. MisterChicken
    There's a sheet of plywood for the roof of the coop. You can see a corner of it in one of the nest box pics. We kept the left side wall solid with no vents since most of our weather comes from that direction. I decided on not putting top vents across from each other because I was worried there may be too much of a draft along the roost at night. The two windows open for additional cross ventilation. At some point this summer I'm planning on building hinged "high vent" covers so I can close them in the winter if needed.
  3. Brookliner
    Beautiful coop. I like a lot of your ideas. I especially love the rafters they make the whole coop (despite having been such a pain to cut). What is between the top of the coop part and the roof. I noticed you had hardware cloth over the run part. You only put the vents (high up) on 2 sides was there a reason to put them on ajacent walls and not across from each other. I am trying to figure out how to ventilate the new coop I am building. Again love it.
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  5. Tritia
    I've looked over hundreds of coops in the last year or so. And can honestly say...this is one of THE best I've seen.
    It's beautiful!! Great job!
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  7. chicksbunsdog
    It's gorgeous!
  8. MisterChicken
    Thank you! Hopefully happy hens = lots of eggs! ;)
  9. PEI chicken
    Love the style of it! I think your hens will be very happy with it too.

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