I wanted a "Jed Clampet" style coop. The framing consisted of an old playground fort. It came with a swing set, slides and monkey bars. The monkey bars are seen in the background. (a fun thing for them to play on during the day). The ladder to the fort became the roost inside The rest of the materials came from a real retired commercial chicken house. i. e. the metal roof and the siding. I decided to give them a screen porch (1/4" hardware cloth). Feeder and waterer are located on the porch. It has four nesting boxes. It is still a work in progress. I've added additional toys in the run like the rocking horse in the foreground. They love the rocking horse and are seen daily taking turns on it. I added a five gallon bucket with four watering nipples on the far outside of the coop so they have access to water without having to stop their activities to go inside. I'm in the process of designing the winterization as Santa I will be away and leaving their care to Mrs. Claus while I'm away. Almost forgot.....each side of the coop has two doors (four total) which open up to expedite cleaning. I can clean and have it springtime fresh in less than twenty minutes if I take my time. Hope you enjoy as much as my chicken's do. Blessings to all !
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