Modified A Frame

By SRChicken · Apr 29, 2013 ·
  1. SRChicken
    This is a modified A Frame coop that I was able to build for under $100 using scrap lumber I had on hand and raiding the "discount" bin at the local home improvement store. It's really a simply design and I need to give credit to member Oandrea for the initial design genesis and idea. No formal plans were used, just a lot of thinking and measuring. Took about 12 total hours to complete - most likely 6-8 hours if I had to do it again. That's learning curves for you!

    Hardware cloth in the bunk house for the summer so waste just drops through to the yard - a sheet of plywood will be the floor in winter. Still have yet to stain it and add wheels but the ladies seem happy.

    Saw an owl perched about 20 yards away in the evening it was finished. Woke up the next morning to a Cooper's hawk sitting right on the coop. And we're in town! Door size is about 9.5 inches wide by 12 inches high. Should be plenty of room for my Jersey's and Brahmas.

    Coop measures about 5 feet wide by 10 feet long. Total "pasture" space is about 24 square feet - roughly 4 feet per bird.


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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "A Frame Coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Apr 30, 2019
    Maybe I'm just missing it, but is there a laying box in the coop? Also, that chicken wire won't keep a hungry predator out.
  2. Anonymous
    "Pics of finished coop - would have liked to see"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 13, 2018
    progress pics and to read a bit more about how you build this. Like another reviewer mentioned, I don't see any ventilation in the actual coop part - hopefully you added some.
  3. Anonymous
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 1, 2018
    It's a little hard to get a sense of scale and I'd like to know how this coop gets moved. The run isn't very secure, but I see the coop portion looks pretty good. Unfortunately it lacks ventilation, but this would be an easy fix. I like the idea of it though.


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