My first complete build.

By mpgo4th · Jul 9, 2013 · ·
  1. mpgo4th
    I made this coop totally be my self and I'm not a pro so go easy on it. I replaced my old hand me down coop that was originally made for small sporting birds. I wanted a coop that was easier to clean and had better protection in the winter months.
    This is the front.
    The side with window.
    I used two perches to give them a choice.

    Nesting box.
    feeder was hung under the coop and water was put on bricks.
    This is the roof.

    And the clean out and egg door.
    This is Nelly. She loves the camera and tried to photo bomb every shot.
    My only regret is that I made it too tall for the front door/ramp to work so I had to make another ramp.
    It's 4x4x4 and is a mix of old but also a lot of new lumber. Total cost to me was $86 at Lowes and some of that was hinges and barrel locks.

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  1. Nardo
    "Small and simple coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Oct 31, 2018
    Good job here. Not bad at all for a first timer.
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    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 7, 2018
    Nice coop. Works well.


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  1. Zig Man
    not bad i started using PVC pipe for perches easy to clean and set up
  2. mpgo4th
    I have since changed the ramp. It was too steep. I also removed the high perch because they were landing very hard when jumping off in the morning. I was scared they were going to break a leg or something.
  3. Peaceeagle1
    looks great. Are you sure you're not a pro?
  4. gasseous
    Nice..... do you chickens walk up the ramp? I built my coop up like that too.... and Mabel, my only chicken, won't walk up the ramp.... just wondering how long it took for them to learn?
  5. CarolinaHens
    Love your coop! So basic and yet fulfills all the need of the chicks. Job well done!
  6. yfjjc0
    very nice looks like and old pro did it

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