Retrofitting The Coops

By racuda · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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  1. racuda
    Soon after I built coop #1 I realised that the run height was a big mistake. It was only 48 inches high, which meant that anytime I had to catch a chicken or clean out the run I had to adopt a back-breaking hunched over position. For very little extra money and time I could have made it full height so I could stand upright.
    Here's what it looked like right after I built it in 2009
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    After two years of putting up with it I decided to retrofit the coop with a taller run.
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    Even though the footprint remained the same, with 24 square feet in the coop and 48 square feet in the run, it feels much more spacious now.
    I liked it so much that I rebuilt coop #2 also.
    coop-2-after.jpg
    Besides the ease of cleaning out the run I discovered that another benifit of an easily accesible run is being able to just hang out with the chickens and feed them their favorite treat - mealworms.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Making the run larger"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 6, 2018
    Nice coop.
  2. 21hens-incharge
    "Where's the details?"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2018
    How hard was this to do? What steps did it take? Did the wire have to come off or were you able to just add on?
  3. Cryss
    ""
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    Nice! Would have liked more details on the build.

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