Nektros Chicken Coop

By Nektro · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Nektro
    The Cute, Cute Chicken Coop
    This is the product of a visit from our city Animal Control Officer informing us that we were illegal chicken ranchers and not in complaince with the New City Chicken Ordinance . Well the short of the story is that I was going to have to move my current coop & run to meet the new set back rules. To my wife this was good news since she wasn't fond of my orginal coop, it was just too big and kind of rough. So since I was going to have to rebuild why not make a real cute coop, fitting of the eight ladies that are going to reside in it. So after doing the Tour de Coop for our local Community Garden my wife came up with what she wanted me to build so here it is.
    This is my original non-compliant coop
    This is me framing up the walls

    All framed up ready for the paint

    Our Coop is just a basic cube 5' x 5' x 5', With the new set back rules that the city put into effect that is about all I could build and not tear out any concrete. There are windows all the way around that will swing open when needed. Trimed the outside similar to the old craftsman style of a home. Vinyl soffit & facsia, with a nice architchal shingle for the roof. The run is 8' x 9' sitting on cinder blocks buried in the ground, the whole run is covered with a hanging feeder. Now that it is all done my 6 year old daughter wants it for her playhouse. All I can say is sorry punkin it for the birds. As you can see the old coop is still around waiting for someone to come buy it from me. I hope!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. CCUK
    "Loads better than the original"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2018
  2. Hyper_Chicken05
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Good looking coop. Perfect for urban areas or areas with predators. But if you can free range the flock or let them out on a daily basis then that run area is kinda useless.
  3. BlackHackle
    "Great Coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    The coop itself is gorgeous! But the coop page could include a bit more information on how it was made


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  1. Cheep N Peep
    What was wrong with the first coop?

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