My coop compound

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  1. SchultzWoodworking
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    This coop is mostly made from recycled materials including fencing left by previous homeowner, pallets, bartered windows & composted dirt...

    The perimeter is covered by 2/3 layers of different fencing and extends out 2’ underground to prevent digging... the north or back side fencing goes down underground 2’ and is cemented in addition to the extended 2’ digging apron...

    Windows are fenced in, top is totally either fenced or has a metal section to channel water away...west side garden area now has secondary chicken wire overlapping the original predator fencing... including a composting corner that the chickens can sorta access by sticking heads through...

    There’s an outdoor roosting area in addition to the indoor roost, sandbox bathing, Two green boxes, hanging maggot bucket, hanging hook for corn or cabbage...

    Elevated coop for extra play space and to run every time a plane goes by because they’re chicken I guess... half the coop run is always dry and after gardening season they will have free run at much more protected space... I cannot “free range” my girls because of a barrage of predators including: coons, coyotes, rats, possums, foxes, bald eagles, hawks, owls... speaking of predators ~ I do have a motorized automatic coop door that hasn’t been installed yet... the platform shows where it’s intended to be...

    I’ll continue to share photos as things progress...



    Thanks for looking

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Recent User Reviews

  1. MROO
    "Everything a Coop Needs, Plus Plane Protection!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 8, 2019
    This is a very well thought out and executed coop and run design. Lots of space, lots of extras, LOVE the protected compost/growing bins! VERY nicely done!
    1. SchultzWoodworking
      Mighty nice of you... much appreciated
  2. Nor-Cal Chickens
    "Well done!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 8, 2019
    Very nice, I bet the ladies love it!
    SchultzWoodworking likes this.
    1. SchultzWoodworking
      Thanks for your positive review... very nice
  3. casportpony
    "Love it!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 3, 2019
    SchultzWoodworking likes this.
    1. SchultzWoodworking
      Thank you for your positive review ~ much appreciated

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  1. Nor-Cal Chickens
    Very nice, I bet the ladies love it!
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    1. SchultzWoodworking
      Thanks... they seem super happy
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  2. N F C
    It would be nice to see some commentary to go along with the photos so we could get a better idea of how this was built.
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    1. SchultzWoodworking
      Totally agreed... was so excited to get some pics up that I inadvertently failed to talk about them...much appreciated
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