My Lil Coop

By Sandi K, Apr 21, 2014 | Updated: Apr 21, 2014 | | |
  1. Sandi K
    I'm so proud of myself for finally finishing my chicken coop. Today I moved out my 3 1/2 week old Australorps in to the brooder in the coop. I admit I did take a lot of time in the planning and designing of it and make it a safe as possible for my flock. The one thing I did decide not to do it having an outside opening to collect the eggs. I have a lot of predators here - mink, racoons, bears and cougars and it just seemed safer for me to go inside to collect the eggs, rather than another opening they could work on.

    I'm also happy I was able to repurpose a lot of lumber etc. I had around the yard. On the inside walls, I used older plywood and poly to keep the main framing clear of poop and moisture to prevent rotting. I also put a 2x4 along the top of the plywood to prevent the chickens got caught between the walls - especially the younger birds.

    The doors were made out of old cedar fence boards and pallets - then stained. The venting is on both sides of the barn and is controlled via rope and pulley and will allow for excellent airflow/ventilation in the barn.

    Here are some pictures of my lil coop.

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  1. highcountrybell
    awesome coop!
  2. Sandi K
    Thanks :) I jokingly call that over hang area the "smoking room" We get a lot of rain here and I thought it would be good to have a place for them to go to get out of the rain.
  3. scampisi
    Beautiful job, I love the shape of the roof and the covered porch!

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