Red Rooster Inn

By Penny 123, Jul 21, 2012 | Updated: Jul 22, 2012 | | |
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  1. Penny 123
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    We did not have any drawn up plans, we just knew what we wanted and built it. The dimentions of our coop are 12' x12' over all, including the front porch. Our inside dimentions are 8' x 12'. We have one walk in door for us to enter and one walk in door for the chickens to enter. We have three swing open windows. We can close up all windows and doors at night to keep them safe from all preditors. All of our treated wall boards are approx. 18" deep into the ground so no critters can dig in. The inside height is 10' tall to give plenty of head room and this also gives you an open feeling inside so you can move about freely without bumping your head. The porch is 4' x 12' and is built off the ground so the chickens can be in the shade on a hot day.
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    All of our lumber is pressure treated pine. Our 4 x 4 post are all set in concrete 2' in the ground. Our pearlings and rafters are 2 x 4's and 2 x 6's. Our flooring and wall boards are 5/4 treated deck boards.
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    Our metal roofing is 36" coverage 29 gage galvanized tin.
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    We built them an entrance ramp for easy access to go in the coop.
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    This is the walkway ramp to the nesting boxes and perches.
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    Nesting boxes and perch.

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    These are additional pictures of the inside of the coop. We built a walkway behind the perch so the chickens can access the nesting boxes with ease. The nesting boxes are 16" x 16" and 4' above the floor. We wired in 4 light fixtures on two seperate switches and one duplex 120v recpt. We also have a porch light and an outdoor light for the yard and we have a water faucet in the yard for convience.
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    Our fence is 6' tall with 2' of poultry netting at the bottom. We have a bottom, middle and top electric wire to keep any thing from digging under or climbing over. The only thing that could possibly harm our chickens would be a hawk or an owl, but we have plenty of tree cover in the coop area and have not had any problems so far. We have approximatly 1600 sq. ft. of fenced in yard for them to run in.

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    We have 12 chickens in our flock that consist of 1 golden lace wyndotte rooster, 3 golden lace wyndotte hens, 1 pearl white leghorn hen, 3 road island red hens, and 4 buff orphington hens.


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    We have thourghly enjoyed building our coop and yard. This was one of our retirement projects and have learned a lot.

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  1. callahanrickey
    Great job!!! I love it!
  2. junkman56
    you built a great coop, you should be proud
  3. SHERRING7712
    gorgeous coop and yard! Love it.
  4. ToniTalley
    Very nice coop, it sort of looks like a general store from the front.
  5. 8MerryHens
    Nice job on your coop. One word of caution, we have huge maple trees over our yard/coop and a hawk still attacked the flock and actually went into the run under the coop to get one of our pullets (the door was open so they could free range). The next morning the hawk was sitting up in one of the lower branches of a tree just waiting for me to release the chickens.
  6. chicknmania
    Nice! Well thought out.
  7. mc79
    Great design and great job building it! Gorgeous coop!
  8. lovechicks1293
    that is so clever!
  9. sunflour
    That is a wonderful coop, love the interior details.
  10. sumi
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  11. Penny 123
    The fence is made of 2" x 4" x 72" welded wire. We bought it from our farmers co-op in 100' rolls, $102.95/roll.
  12. Erin~TheChickenLover
    I love it! I really like the design, it's very country and rustic. Very nice!
  13. soupysmomma
    what type of fencing is that? I am looking into a large chicken run as well but I am having trouble determining which will work. Help?
  14. JohnsonHomested
    This is great.
  15. chicksbunsdog
    That's fantastic! You could charge admission!
  16. paridisefarm2009
    so super sweet !!

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