My Mini Coop

By Cruiser · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Cruiser
    My Mini Coop
    Hi, I am building this coop for my 2 little girls. We are hoping to house 6-8 Silkies in here.
    It is approximately 4'x8' with a run below the coop that is 2' high.


    I also put two 2x2's spaced evenly across the width to help support the floor.

    This is my painting crew.


    Here it is with second coat of paint & you can see the 10"x10" chicken door in the floor. The rod sticking out the left side works a 3/8 thick piece of plexy glass that I used for the door.

    Here it is with one of the 22"x29" door/windows installed. There will be one on the other end also.


    On this side is where I will later this summer put some external nesting boxes.


    View from the inside. You can see at the top of the picture the 2" gap where the vinted ridge cap will go for ventilation.


    In this picture I still need to put 1/2" hardware cloth on the gate, hardware cloth & a 1x4 on the other end & trim along the gables of both ends.



    Yay!! It's done & in place in the front yard.

    Just a picture of the run.

    This shows the eye bolt & carabiner I use to hold the door/window up.

    This is the latch I put on to keep the chicken door locked. I just used the standard kind because a predator would have to unlock it slide the door open & then get inside the run.

    Here you see the ramp. It's a 2x6 with 3/4 x 1" cleats spaced 3 1/2" apart.

    OK everyone this is Chuck. Chuck is a certified run inspector & this run passed.

    I think he's a little jealous.

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  1. Anonymous
    "Cool concept"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 28, 2018
    It could still use a bit more details on how it's made, I love the sliding plexiglass door idea, I always wondered how to make an in floor door to the run.


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  1. ben0125
    Looks great! how much did it cost??? Might have to try build this if I get more hens :hmm
  2. 21hens-incharge
    I may need to also use your plan. Needing to keep my Polish by themselves and this would do nicely.
    Thank you for sharing it.
  3. madamiec
    Love the design but I would consider this a BIG coop in my farm. We're building a modified version of yours, so thanks so much for the ideas.
  4. Amiga
  5. sillily
    I like it!
  6. RennieRose
    Awwww...Chuck is such a cutie!!
  7. BudgieBoy
    Love this design. I might have to build something similar for my ladies :)
    Do you have any difficulty with cleaning it? Seems to me like having doors in the long-sides would make access easier. Thanks for sharing with us!
  8. chickengarden
    nice, roomy coop! What did you use to cover the vent at the apex of the roof?
  9. rsleghornchicki
    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I might go and have to steal Chuck In the night!

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