Sherwood Chicken Chalet

By sariea, Sep 15, 2015 | | |
  1. sariea
    My husband and I built our coop (with some help from his father) this past August. This is the first time we've had chickens..
    Foundation boards burried partly underground so animals can't dig into it:
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    Building day:
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    The nesting box:
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    Putting on the roof:
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    We put vinyl down inside the coop so it would be easier to clean, and a pipe for water along the back wall for the winter:
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    Outside of the nesting box, with lid:
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    Back of the coop, with the PVC feeder and another box that holds the water cooler:
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    The water cooler, with aquarium pump. We'll be putting a bird bath heater in for the winter:
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    Our dog saying hi to the girls (they were 4 weeks old);
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    Another shot of the feeder with the other pipe waterer under the coop:
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    Lattice panels with plastic for the winter:
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  1. sariea
    Purpletie3, my husband works in construction and drew up the plans for it. Once the walls were put together, it went up in a weekend, but there was a lot of prep work, and a lot of things we added/tweaked later. He says it took 3 weekends and 2 weeks where he would work on it about 3 hours after work; so about 80 hours. I should say, though, that he cut his hand pretty bad at the beginning so that slowed him down a little.
  2. Purpletie3
    Great coop. Can you come over and build one for me? I have wanted this type of design but have yet to build one like this. How long did it take you?
  3. CharMac76
    Awesome coop! It looks super functional. Great job on the feeder and waterer too. I'm looking to make some modifications to may waterer as well to keep it from freezing.
  4. Brookliner
    Beautiful well thought out coop.

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