Lil Deuce Coop

By kecleveland · Apr 22, 2014 · ·
  1. kecleveland
    As a child I grew up taking care of my family's chickens. When I purchased my first home one of the first things I wanted to do was get chickens. I never thought I would build a coop myself, since I didn't think I was very handy. Well, I'm a lot handier than I thought. In my town, livestock is only allowed within 100 feet of a property line. Unfortunately my yard is less than 100 feet wide. In order to make the coop as inconspicuous as possible, I built it to resemble a children's playhouse...I'm not sure I was successful. The coop is finished with mostly cedar siding, shingles, and trim. Some of the framing is redwood, but most is pressure treated. I had originally intended for the coop to be a tractor, but it just became way too heavy. The coop is roughly 4x4 with a nesting box, and a 3 1/2 x 6 run. I still plan to put in a sedum garden on the roof of the run, and need to figure out some creative solution for feeders and waters. I may also put in a small solar panel to defrost water dishes in winter. I currently have three red cross hens, and may get one more.




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Recent User Reviews

  1. FlappyFeathers
    "Might Be Too Small"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
    From your run dimensions, you have enough space for maybe 2 chickens... minimum of about 10sf per bird. There doesn't seem to be any fencing in your neighborhood... so do you ever let them out to free range?
  2. Nardo
    "Cute little coop but no details"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    This is a tiny coop with a small run but no measurements nor details or 'as you go along' pictures.


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  1. teneyck farms
    i like it good job
  2. desertegg
    Adorable! No one should complain about that!
  3. wickedhens
    Really cute! I love the zig zag on the roof reminds me of a little german cottage in the woods =D

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