Kindergarten Coop

By mikemon · Sep 6, 2012 · Updated Sep 6, 2012 · ·
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  1. mikemon
    My children's kindergarten teacher wanted a chicken coop like the Wichita Cabin Coop, but bigger. I, with some help from other parents, built her one.

    These pictures are after construction is complete, but before the staining was finished, and before the arrival of the chickens.

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    To cover the roof of the nesting box, I used rubber roof flashing left over from work done on the roof of the school. It is really similar to rubber pond liner. I glued it down using rubber cement after installing the hinges.

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    I built the windows from scratch and screwed the plexiglass into place.

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    This is the inside view of the nesting boxes; the board in front holds the nesting material in place and can be taken out for cleaning.

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    I bought round closet rod for the roosting bars and built the brackets. Then it occurred to me that the chickens would probably prefer that their roosting bar not turn.

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    The nail in the bottom of the trough is to keep the roosting bar from turning. There is a matching hole in the end of the rod.

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    Please contact me if you have any questions. I am happy to help.

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  1. Nardo
    "Great coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 28, 2018
    Not very much detail but good pictures.
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  1. Susique333
    I wish you lived close, Id pay you good to build me one!!! Incredible!!
  2. emarketwiz
    Incredible! I would love the details on how you built the windows; plexiglass thickness, mutton installation, etc. Thanks! [email protected]
  3. TROPIC HENS
    I love the way cedar looks! I bet that cost a pretty penny. You did a great job!
  4. Luziadovalongo
    I love it. I'm showing my husband right now that I want this for my 2nd coop.
  5. Sally Sunshine
    great craftsmanship!
  6. mikemon
    I used cedar 2x6s for the wood against the paving stones that I used as a foundation. For the framing, I used 2x4s and a few 2x6s; they were mostly hemlock and a couple of them were fir. The siding and all of the trim is cedar. The floor of the coop is some extra cedar decking that I had left over from something. The windows and nesting box I built out of pine shelving. Everything was from HomeDepot and Lowes.
  7. Heartforchickens
    A beautiful work of art and function. The wood is gorgious. So much detail and thought went into it obviously.
  8. TROPIC HENS
    Great job! I can't wait to finish mine. Hope those kiddies enjoy the coop and their soon to be aquired chickens! I was wondering, what kind of wood did you use?
  9. raygirl4386
    this is very nice!!! that is one very lucky teacher
  10. PEI chicken
    Expert job - finished to the nth degree! Even the edges of the wire are covered! I'm impressed!
  11. celticgarden
    Beautiful job!

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