Rustic rescue coop

By Pelican525 · Nov 13, 2015 · ·
  1. Pelican525
    My wife had a opportunity to rescue 7 hens and a guinea, the only problem was we didn't have a place to house them and there was a dead line when they had to be moved. Well I had some time off and I hadn't built anything in a long time so I decided to build the girls a place to live.
    The design is very simple, a 8x8x8 box with a 8x16 fenced run. I used 4x4 treated post for the corners and fence post. Most of the framing was done with 8' 2x4 lumber. All lumber that was inside and would be out of the weather was standard white pine and anything outside or close to ground contact is treated lumber.
    The roof is simple corrugated galvanized metal and the coop is skinned with 8' x 6" cedar fence pickets held in place with stainless steel screws. The run is 4" cedar fence pickets with the top covered with poultry wire.
    The nesting boxes are built with 3/4" plywood then covered with a thin sheet of aluminum for waterproofing and then covered with cedar.
    In the end, I enjoyed the build, the wife is happy and the girls have a new home.


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  1. McKeesFarm
    Absolutely love this!! Nice job!!
  2. Whittni
    What a lovely coop!
  3. Ballerina Bird
    That is just beautiful!
  4. CherriesBrood
    I love your coop! Beautiful job!
  5. Hiyaherc
    Great job! Thanks for sharing. Your new flock will be extremely happy.
  6. tfwall
    Very nice indeed.
  7. the jolly onion
    Awesome work!!
  8. luvmychickenz
    I love this!! Awesome job!
  9. TwoCrows
    Stunning! I see you entered this coop in our BYC Coop Contest. This coop is sure to win!! :)
  10. 3riverschick
    Just lovely construction! Quality in every detail. If you want to be able to walk into the yard, try a hoop top with PVC "\*ribs*.
  11. emma p
    Wow very impressive! It looks so fancy.
  12. Henthused
    What a DH (dear husband) you are. I love the coop and run. The chickens are very lucky, indeed
  13. ashlieneevel
  14. Jayare's Chicks
    That's Pretty Kewl, Great Job...
  15. holm25
    Love it!! Now I need one like it!!
  16. perrypogue
    Well done! I like it a lot.
  17. Mommyhen1313
    This is so beautiful!
  18. terrip824
    Very nice coop! Your girls should be very happy in it.
  19. foxmfan1
    great coop!!! your rescued girls are double lucky!!! first to get rescued, and secondly now they get to call that great looking coop "HOME", GREAT JOB!!!!
  20. N F C
    Your coop looks great, thanks for sharing the photos and write-up!
  21. 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
  22. Pelican525
    The hole in the run fence is a window so the hens can watch us when we're outside, they love to watch. It's also for our two granddaughters, they love to come over and watch the hens.
  23. hayley3
    That's really very nice. I assume that hole is a place for them to look out of.
  24. Cheep N Peep
    What is the hole in the run fence pickets? A window?
  25. RJSorensen
    That is a fine build… you can be proud of that one. Thanks for the writeup and the photographs as well. Well done in that regard as well.
  26. pfields
    Yes, very nice!
  27. memphis

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