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Old McDoedoe's coop

By Old McDoedoe, Apr 18, 2015 | Updated: Apr 20, 2015 | | |
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    This is the front of my coop. It's a modified version of the Wichita, modified to use less materials and require less work to construct. Box is 4' x 4' x 4' and the run is 4' x 10'. With those modifications, it only required 3 sheets of plywood for the box. I also used regular chicken wire instead of hardware cloth. By nailing 1/4" 2 x 4 strips on top of the chicken wire where it's stapled, it becomes much stronger. Door is handmade from cedar.

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    Nesting box is simple. 3 boxes for anticipated 6 chickens. I have 4 now. I figured using a back door instead of having a protruding box with roofing would be a big labor saver. I built the coop in one weekend.

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    The pig (Freddy Porker) just had to go and eat the chickens' food. Caught with a hoof in the cookie jar, so to speak!

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  1. Indiana Chick
    lovely coop cute pig!

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