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Shaggy's Texas Jail Coop

By shaggy151, Apr 16, 2017 | Updated: Apr 16, 2017 | | |
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  1. shaggy151
    Shaggy.jpg Shaggy.jpg I had built a 4x4 coop during the Christmas holidays for my bantam Cochins and soon thereafter I was making plans for a new, bigger coop. At first I drew up plans for a 8'x4' coop but modified that design to a 8'x6' with an attached 12'x10' run. All of the exterior is hardwood pallet wood as well is the frame of the legs and floor. I added a 6 stall external nesting box that's accessible from the outside.
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    I framed it up in my shop then put it on my trailer
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    Nesting box and front added.

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    Started adding the siding (pallet wood).

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    The external nesting box.

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    The chicken door can be raised from outside.

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    Top will have plexi-glass window and just under that will be vents with hardware mesh on inside and shutter on outside.

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    Side shutters from inside.

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    Have the holes dug for the run.

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    Just about finished. Added some river sand inside of the run which help rain to drain and chckens can have their dirt baths too.

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    The bottom of the coop is covered in poultry wire and it provides a good shade.

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    The side shutters while closed.

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    About finished. All that's left is to add rock around the perimeter to prevent predators from digging in.
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    My young flock consist of the following:
    2 - Americana pullets
    6 - Cuckoo Maran pullets
    5 - gold sex link pullets
    1 - Rhode Island Red Rooster

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  1. 3-Bearss
    Love the look of the Jail and that it's a pallet project :thumbsup
  2. mustangrooster
    It looks great! Good job. Also looks like some nice weather over there!

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