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Gypsy Wagon Chicken Coop

By Almost Broke, May 20, 2015 | Updated: May 20, 2015 | | |
  1. Almost Broke
    My 10 year old grand daughter fell in love with her Uncle's chickens and began begging her Dad for a coop. Her dad, my son, works long hours and didn't see a way to be able to do it. I volunteered to build the coop.

    I tried to make it as kid friendly as I could. I incorporated several features to make caring for chickens an easy chore. The coop is small but it has a little storage cupboard to keep feed and supplies nearby and accessible. There is a separate door for egg collection and nest access. The feeder will hold a few days worth of food and the same with the waterer. She can feed and water the birds without needing to enter the run.

    I gave her four Silkie pullets as they are fun birds.

    I got the idea from The Tractor Supply Store web site. http://t.tractorsupply.com/know-how_Chicken-Coops_gypsy-hen-caravan-chicken-coop-design

    I liked the idea but as I said above I needed to customize it for a young first time chicken carer.

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    Easy clean out


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    The doors in the back are a split dutch design
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    The run is 3' x 6' x 4' high I built it in panels so that they could be transported easily.

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  1. Diannastarr
    wonderful design & great colors for any age ..lol.. ; ) thanks sooo much for sharing...! : )
  2. mothertochicks
    How beautiful coop for a little girl. Is this one moveable around the garden?
  3. desertegg
  4. crazyfeathers
    Are you kidding me? That is amazing! What a lucky grand daughter you have or is your grand daughter lucky to have you? I think both. Love this!
  5. Suziqzer
    Very cute!
  6. ScenicViews
    How adorable!!

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