J Kvs Hen House Coop Plans Included

By J&KV · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. J&KV
    J&KV's Hen House
    It was time for a slight upgrade for our three girls.
    So we started from some left over contruction wood.

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    Our coop is a 5x5 and will house 5 of our hens.
    I framed the back wall so that we can slide our nest box in and
    out for easier cleaning.

    We used hardware cloth for the windows and we'll add the
    shutters for the mild winters we have in down here.

    We built the nest box so that it can be unbolted from the inside
    and be slid in and out for cleaning.

    Here is the cut out for the pop door.
    A lot of folks think that our coop is painted barn red but its actually
    "rocking chair red".

    The nesting boxes are about 13.5" wide and 12.5" deep. The girls
    seem to have plenty enough room to move around.

    Here's the inside look of the pop door. Rope pull for the outside.
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    Here is the roost and the nesting boxes. I probably went off the deep
    end adding the carpet to the roost but the girls seem to love it.

    Things that I would have done different:
    1.Made the girls coop bigger.
    2.Painted the inside of the coop.
    3.Add laminate to the floor for easier cleaning.
    Things I plan to add:
    1.A PVC pipe feeder for the inside.
    2.More ventilation .
    3.Shutters for the windows for cooler weather.
    4.I will probably run power out to our coop.
    5.Put laminate flooring down.
    6.Electric fencing around the outside parameter of the bottom portion of the run.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. MROO
    "Mild winter coop - but adaptable for cold"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 18, 2018
    This is a very nice coop and article. The plans, while a bit light to read clearly, appear solid and pretty complete. The coop itself is a nice size and solidly built. The pictures show good construction detail. Very nicely done ... right down to the ... ummm ... carpet? Interesting touch!
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "JKvs Hen House Coop Plans"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    Love the "rocking chair" red color of the coop. I would have guessed wrong. Thanks for sharing your story of the build and the pictures to go along with it. I'm sure your girls are enjoying their new coop.
  3. SavKel&RynKel
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Thanks for adding plans! Would love an update!


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  1. Teena Marie
    Great idea putting carpet on the roost. Bet that helps their feet in the winter. I'm going to borrow your idea. Nice coop. Thanks for sharing!
  2. StarryEyzz
    How many coats of paint did you end up using? We just bought that color...can't wait to see our coop, all finished. It's very similar to yours. LOVE IT.

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