This is our very first experience with chickens and we are really enjoying them. We wanted to provide them with a large, comfortable coop and run. We just put it on the side of the shed in our backyard.
Coop framing going up. The run itself is 12X16
four nest boxes with a flip lid to access eggs from outside of run
Inside of the coop, with a roosting ladder. We have added pine shavings for bedding in the coop.
4X8 coop with a ramp for chicken entry (and toddler entry, I guess!). We also added a door for human entry for cleaning. The chickens like to have it kept open so they can peek out and jump out!
The completed coop! The wire/fencing is buried into the ground several inches. There is a roof over 2/3 of the run and wire on the other 1/3 on top. Good thing we did the wire on top. There was a huge hawk swooping around the coop the first day the girls were in there!
I still need to paint and decorate the coop! We are looking forward to fall when the girls start to lay eggs for us!
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