Old barn wood coop

By scottnb · Feb 18, 2013 · Updated Feb 25, 2013 · ·
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  1. scottnb
    My uncle in Lodi CA, asked me to help him throw a bunch of old barn wood into his swimming pool he was planning on filling in. Once I saw the wood I immediately wanted to take it home and build a coop. I have been wanting chickens for a while but didn't have the money for a coop. Once I got the wood home I drew up some plans on Windows Paint and started construction the next day at my parent's house in Fair Oaks, CA. I only wanted 4 chickens so I designed the coop to be 4 ft. x 6 ft. with an enclosed run underneath. Because it's old barn wood I wanted to incorporate some of the barn style so I put a barn door in front that hinges open from the top. Underneath is a big opening that I made to look like a french window. This will provide great protection from the cold and great ventilation for the hot summer days. I put a gravity fed feeder inside that I can access from the outside by a hatch. This makes it easy to keep up with their food. Just open the hatch and pour it in. There are two nesting boxes inside as well. Both have a door that I can open from the outside to retrieve the eggs. To make it easy to clean I covered the entire floor with linoleum and designed isothatI can remove the entire backof the coop (as well as the back panel of the run). The run has a little hatch so I can let the chickens out as well as throw our food scraps in.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. casportpony
    "Nice looking!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 13, 2018
    Great looking coop. Love all of the pictures.
  2. Nardo
    "Good tutorial"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 13, 2018
    Good job on building this coop. Pictures show how to go about building this. Solid carpentry.
  3. snow5164
    "Beautiful barn board coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 13, 2018
    This coop is well though out and beautiful in an understated way. A classic look that anyone would be lucky to have in their yard.

    I’d switch out the chicken wire for hardware cloth, as chicken wire can be torn by dogs or coons.

    Give us measurements and plans and it’s a 5 star coop !!!

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  2. mabelino
    Aw! I grew up in Lodi, CA :)
  3. jstamesngr
    Mine's made out of pallets w/ nice thick foamboard insulation in between, 1/4" screen on floor for ventilation. I use thick pins shavings on the floor, they scratch openings as they want. They're nice and cozy here in MT.
  4. Hooligans7
    I'll join the others — We want photos! We want photos!
    Also, did you move the coop from Fair Oaks to another location?
  5. ebinion
    sounds nice! pictures please
  6. Stumpy
    I can't wait to see photos! I love old barn wood.

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