Nutwood Farms Coop

By snoggle · Apr 6, 2012 · Updated Apr 6, 2012 · ·
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    Our chicken coop is about 8' x 6' and is based on many of the different coops I saw pictures of on here. My husband's godfather built this for us. I just told him what I wanted (tall enough to stand up, exterior nest box, etc.) and he designed it from there. It took him about two weeks (he's retired and the weather was unseasonably great). I love it!

    We'll eventually have two runs attached to it - one on each side. He made it so that I can open the chicken doors from outside the runs (as I rush off to work in the morning). I just have to pull the PVC pipes that are in front of the chicken doors to let them drop. To close them, I just pull the ropes and then push the pipes across the doors again. They'll need to have a little weight added to them to help the dropping process. I still have to put roosts up and finish putting up some of the hardware cloth.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Chickencountryuk
    "Looks tidy"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2018
    Looks good but lacking details .
  2. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Interior Pics Needed"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2018
    This coop needs to be shown off! All the hard work needs to be shown with interior pictures and even the plans used to make it.
  3. casportpony
    "Looks nice!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    Would love to see some details.

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  1. applefalls
    Pulling the PVC pipe from outside the 'caged' area is a terrific idea...just the kind of idea I need to solve a problem we've been having with our coop. THANKS so much!!!
  2. molschickies
    This is fantastic - I love the PVC pipe idea to secure the doors!!!

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