Stony Creek's Coop

By StonyCreekCC, May 5, 2013 | Updated: May 5, 2013 | |
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    The base is 2 massive pallets nailed together. There is hardware cloth on top of the pallet.
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    the frame is made of 2 x 4s. The highest point inside is 4 feet with a pitch for the roof.
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    The front has chicken wire on the top. You can see there are hinges that allow the chicken wire to be covered or exposed depending on the weather. There are ventilation areas in the pitch on either side. It will be covered with hardware cloth and be open all the time.
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    Here is the back of the coop. There are 16 nest boxes (way more than what I need but hey I might end up getting more chickens). The walls fold down so I can access the boxes. There are lips on both the front and the back to prevent eggs from rolling out and the front lip gives the hen a spot to hold onto as she's getting in or out of the nest.
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    Here you can see the roosts and the nesting boxes. I only have 2 roosts but they are 8 feet long. You can also see the lip of the nesting boxes that I mentioned earlier. The bottom panels open as well so that I can get inside the coop to change feed/water and to rake out bedding/poop.
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    Yay the coop is complete!! The roof is corrugated plastic. You can see the vent on the side (there's one on the other side as well) that has hardware cloth on it. These vents will be open at all times. On the right you can see the hinges in the middle of the coop. This allows for the top half to be opened or closed. In the bottom right panel you might be able to see the pop door. Once the run is built I will take pictures with the pop door open.

    There are still some finishing touches that need to be done but the coop is structurally sound!

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