Quinaults Chicken Coop

By quinault · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. quinault
    Coop With A View
    Built by Ken Sweet of Montana
    We live off the grid in the mountains of Montana and this is our coop. Our coop is 14 x 32 with a 112 square foot ante-room for food and supply storage. The main area of the coop haas 36 nesting boxes, three 16' roosting bars and can be divided in half during breeding and chick season.
    Our chicken pen is 2 acres of 6 foot chainlink, and we have approximately 50 chickens, 10 ducks, a dozen +/- guineas and 3 turkeys. They live with 2 guardian dogs and 2 "coop" kitties, and 7 more guardian dogs patrol the outer pastures around them.
    In the beginning-we had a dozer clear a pad. Steep terrain makes for treacherous building conditions in the spring when it is wet.
    The walls go up. All cupboards, windows and doors are used from our local recycled building materials place.
    Windows are in, siding up, time for the roof framing. Check out the beautiful Montana sky!
    Roof is now on. View from the west-the door leads into an anteroom that has cupboards and a countertop. We store our food & supplies here. This anteroom will also serve as a thermal barrier against the hot afternoon sun.
    View from below. Notice one of our Great Pyrenees guardians-2 of them live with the poultry full time.

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    Our chickens have a pretty nice view:)


    Notice the home made log ramps. Ken found a prefect sized log, ripped it with a chainsaw, then attached leftover pieces of trim for traction

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    Nice big nesting boxes-36 of them in 2 sections

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    Our coop comes with it's own mouse patrol! Mr. Silly lives with chickens, eats mice and provides entertainment. Junior mouser Boots learns the ropes from SR mouser Silly.[/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER][/SIZE]

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Recent User Reviews

  1. 21hens-incharge
    "Nice coop!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2018
    Would love more details on measurements. A few more pictures showing the storage room would be great too.
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Quinaults Chicken Coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    Love the design of your chicken coop and your girls have a great view. Wish you had included step by step directions to go along with the pictures. Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing.
  3. BlackHackle
    "Well Built and Designed"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    This coop is a classic! In itself it is an excellent setup...but the coop page could have more info


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  1. show day
    nice view or what
  2. LoveChickens123
    you might want to charge your chickens rent
  3. red hen in the rain
    I love the coop kitties and guard dogs. That's a good synergy with chickens.

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