Rsimpsons Chicken Coop

By rsimpson · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. rsimpson
    The Christmas Condo Coop

    My wife has wanted to raise a few laying chickens for a while now so I'm building her a coop.

    Since it's a Christmas present for my wife and my cousin says that the chickens have a condo.

    It's the "Christmas Condo Coop".

    Step 1:
    Find a large scrap pile to pick thru for the good stuff.

    Step 2:
    Get the old flat-bed boat trailer out of the shed and start framing the walls.

    Step 3:
    Finish framing the wall and the roof.

    Step 4:
    More walls and the roof put on.

    Step 5:
    Insulate floor, roof, walls, and put tin on roof.

    Step 6:
    Put the window (plexiglass) in and the last wall on with the pop door cutout.

    Step 7:
    Make a video of your progress and show off to all your Facebook friends.

    Step 8:
    Redo the back pop door so it's on a sliding track and not hinged.

    Step 9:
    Build nestboxes and roosts.


    Step 10
    Put the people door on.


    And the most important step in building a chicken coop....

    Spend all your free time online at BackyardChickens.Com!

    Things I need to do yet are:
    • Build the door.
    • Add more ventilation (mainly in the door).
    • Put linolium tile on floor.
    • Paint
    • Add trim
    • Extend the run out the front.
    • Build covered run out the front.
    • Move the whole coop out to where my wife wants it.
    • Build run out the back.
    So there's not much left to do :).

    More to come.

    Thanks for looking.


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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Superb roosts"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 25, 2018
    Have you completed the tractor?
  2. Texas Kiki
    "Did you ever finish your to dos?"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    I'd love to see updated photos.
  3. Hope Hughes
    "Love the nest boxes."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    Would like to see the more to come.... but good build.


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