Kingmes Chicken Coop

By kingme · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. kingme
    Granero de Huevos
    [​IMG] Welcome to Granero de Huevos (Egg Barn). During the summer of 2009 I decided to give in to the desire to know where my food comes from. I also wanted to teach my daughters a healthy dose of self reliance so I put in a fairly large vegetable garden consisting of six 4'x8' raised garden beds and additional planting around the perimeter. While doing this I also started reading about what it would take to have some chickens and fresh eggs. So I built the coop you see here. The base building is 4' x 4' and is about 2 1/2' off the ground. Inside there are two perches and four nesting boxes. The nesting boxes are accessed by the door on the outside of the building. There is also a larger door on the side facing the run that I use to clean out the space. I then built an additional 8' of run giving the birds a total of 4' x 12' of run space which seems to be good so far. I started out with eight brown leghorn chicks. Of thos chicks three turned out to be roos so they were rehomed. I then bought four additional barred rocks. Two of those birds turned out to be roos as well. So after rehoming those two I currently have five brown leghorns and two barred rock. The barred rocks started laying 10/29/09 and are averaging an egg a day each. I even had one whopper of a double yolker. The others are getting close. I see them watch the two older birds, their combs have turned bright red and they are as big as the B/Rs. So hopefully they will start laying any day. Thanks for looking at my coop. Send me a message if you have any questions about it.




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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Little Red Coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Feb 22, 2019
    4x4 sq feet is small for the size of flock written about in the article. And the coop does not appear to have much in the way of ventilation.
  2. rbnk1
    "nice lil' coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2018
  3. mrs_organized_chaos
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2018
    Would love to see the build in process and the plans you used to build the coop.


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