Mustang Valley Farm Chicken Wagon

By Diann88, Jun 9, 2013 | Updated: Jul 6, 2013 | | |
  1. Diann88
    Our coop is a chicken wagon I designed and my husband built. We wanted it to be an open air coop so we built a small scale Woods style coop. It's 4 feet wide, 12 feet long and 5.5 feet tall at the tallest point. The three nest boxes are accessible from the outside. We have 8 Rhode Island Red chicks in the brooder and this will be their new home.

    We started with an old wagon we had back in our woods.
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    We built a floor.
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    Next came the walls.
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    We mounted the walls to the wagon.
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    It has a metal roof.
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    Both ends open up for easy cleaning.

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    Plexiglass with weatherstripping will cover all of the windows except the front one in the winter. The plexiglass will be held in place with window screen clips.
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    All hooked up and ready to move into position.
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    In position next to the run (12' x 20') that will be covered with hardware cloth and 2 x 3 mesh fence.

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    Our Rhode Island Red flock of 8.
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    The run is done!
    This is the bridge between the chicken wagon and the run.
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    The girls aren't sure about going outside.

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    They finally ventured out onto the bridge.

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    Down the ramp! Slipping and sliding so we're going to have to fix that.

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    On the ground!

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    Putting a tarp over part of the run for shade and to keep the food dry.

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    A shot of the roosts inside the coop.

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    The nest boxes.

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  1. Diann88
    Thanks! We like the doors that open on both ends since they make cleaning easier. The nest boxes are handy.
    We wish we would have used a slanted nest box floor with a trough to catch the eggs so the chickens couldn't get to them. It can be modified but we haven't done it yet.
  2. Chipper Chicken
    I love this! I love the wagon you put it on as well as the run, wow! Those are some Happy chickens I'm sure!
    After two years, would you change anything? What do you love the most about it?
  3. Diann88
  4. naadarien
    Pretty snazzy coop. Very nice handy work.

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