Seattle Chicken Condo
Here I will display our chicken coup which is home to our 6 Rhode Island Reds.
This plan was taken from The Palace https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-palace
Funny thing was I had my idea drawn out and one night I was online and came across this guy with almost the same idea. So long story short I just modeled after his to save time and did most of this just by looking at his pictures.
There are many good ideas on BYC and I just wanted to show appreciation by showing mine and that YES, you can make one too!
My whole family really enjoyed doing this project together which made it worth the effort. If you are wondering what you can do as a family well here is an idea that they will all love.
It has the following features:
3 Tab Composite Roof
Nest boxes for 3
Attic compartment for ultra secret upcoming add on
Rope pulley door opener
Sand floor with drainage
EASY to keep clean
..and matches our fence and just blends into surroundings so urban lookie-loos can't really complain when they see it.
*Note: It is legal to have up to 8 chickens / no rooster where I live
I will organize these more later
Here are the little chics that prompted my construction effort...
My son helping finish up the footer. I believe we used about 20 bags of concrete @2.50 a bag. We aslo used my friend's mixer to make it a bit easier which really helped. The whole family was involved and had a great time. * Note this footer is about 6" x 6" and runs 12' x 6'.
Don't be intimidated by pouring the footer.
Our 8 yr old smoothed it out for me.
View of the drainage system being covered by the crushed rock.
Also you can see some of the framing here.
Framing. Most of the 2x4s used are the standard 96" studs you find at the store which are very inexpensive.
Pulley for the chicken door
The door extends low. The top and bottom of door have a thin board that acts as a stop.
Inside the coop. The floor is completely covered with tile squares. Will post an updated picture soon.