New Henstein Castle
After working on my husband to agree to lettin me add 5 chickens to our family, I finally got HIM working on our coop. It wasn't the delicious eggs or the charm that the chickens would add to our home, but the actual project that would require toooools! That was what tipped him over the edge.
First we looked for books on how to build chicken coops, but soon I found BackYardChickens.Com. Jackpot! We got an idea what was most important, such as square footage per chicken and how many nesting boxes. Soon we felt confident to sit down and sketch out a design for our little palace. Being a native German, we thought that this was our chance to build a Tudor style inspired home for our little peeps.
The size: 5' x 3 1/2'. 2' off the ground. Total hight 6 1/2'. Everything else was "eyeballed by my master builder of a husband". We have good eyeballs apparently considering that nothing went wrong except for a couple things we cheated our way through.
(05/20/2010 -- I am adding the dimensions today as we've gotten quite a few requests on it. Please do feel free to email me if you have questions. We are proud that so many people like what we have done. Send pictures of your coops to us and we will be posting them to this site. Should be fun to see how everything turns out with everyone putting in their own ideas.)
Mostly 1*2 construction
Roof peak 50
Stands off approximately 2 feet