How do you like my new 6x8 coop?

By Oh Henry · Aug 10, 2017 · Updated Aug 16, 2017 · ·
  1. Oh Henry
    9.1.jpg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg 5.1.JPG 10.jpg 12.jpg 20170725_171619.jpg 20170725_171655.jpg I'm a new be here. I don't know if this is where you enter for the coop contest, but here you are.
    How do you like my new coop? I will be adding more to the western coop theme every year.
    Part of the plan.... Maybe a saloon For meat kings.... Latter maybe a bank and add a pig and call it piggy bank.... And a general store... Maybe a gunsmith, or farrier... There's no stopping.... I try to use recycled stuff when I can.

    I built the coop myself, it is 6X8 with a 6X8 run.

    The coop = front of coop is 7 feet back is 6 (I have a slanted meat roof so I can collect water in the near future), due to cold winter here, it’s insulated and 2X4 walls with ¼ recycled wood from crates. Seven wire mesh (AKA ¼ inch hardware cloth) windows as the chickens can perch and look outside anytime. I also have 6 laying boxes.
    The floor is solid 2X6 every 16 inches and ¾ inch pressure treated plywood.
    Vinyl flooring for easy clean-up. I divided the chickens due to age and different feed, on the right I have 3 (20 week old) and the left 13 chickens that are approx. 8 to 10 weeks old (on grow feed). The door separation at the back is removable so I can get them to be all together soon. At this time I only have one door to the run, but I can place the door so one side or the other can use the run. In the near future I want to fill a big container of food that way I only need to fill the container one a month, and rain water in a large water barrel less maintenance… Other than cleaning the coop… lol…

    The Run = 6X8 run 5 feet high, two doors for access and I buried it with rock & Dirt, the ¾ inch Hardware cloth to the bottom of the coop and extends out approx. 1 ½ feet outwards (predator safe/ weasel safe)

    Total cost was about $600.00 for wood, metal roof, paint, wire mesh (Not cheap) etc.… I tried to use what I had and recycle as much as I could.

    PS. I could use an automatic coop

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Nice coop!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Very nice build!

    A schematic and more build details would make the article better.
  2. SavKel&RynKel
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Great looking coop! Appreciate the description of materials. Would love an update on if everything works like you wanted or if you changed anything since the build!


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  1. N F C
    Fun idea for a coop, thanks for sharing it with us!
  2. tmelber
    I love your coop! Creative and cute :thumbsup
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  3. nickylou665
    That is so cute! Love the theme.
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  4. Texas Kiki
    Awesome Coop!
    it's very cute!
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  5. Oh Henry
    Sorry about the double pics.

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