The Chicken Box

By jacompton, May 29, 2012 | Updated: May 29, 2012 | | |
  1. jacompton
    The chicken box (ACK) was built for ~12 hens. I spent a few months building it, with my daughter acting as foreman. It was a blast to build and it's even more fun to see the chickens happy and safe using it.

    First things first...had to bring home some peeps.

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    The coop is 14 X 8 X 7 - plenty of room for the ladies. I used blocks to help level out an area and to keep the wood off the ground.

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    Always important to make sure you have everything you need...power tools (check), ladder (check), level (check), sleeping baby (check).

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    The ladies are growing up fast...better hurry up with their house.

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    The foreman's keeping me on a tight time schedule.

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    It's starting to take shape.

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    Forgot to take some in-between photos...too busy I guess.

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    It was a great year...so we had to celebrate!

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    The foreman wanted to add some more chicks...so we did.

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    Had to add some rocks around the coop to help with drainage.

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    When it's all said and done we get plenty of fun and "free" eggs from our little ladies.

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  1. NoCluck
    Awesome chicken box! Cutest little forman, and the cup! Not too shabby! Congrats to you! Best of luck chicken farming, I just started and I love it. I can't wait to get fresh eggs!
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  3. joan1708
    It's a keeper! Very crisp and professional looking!
  4. sluggospud
    That's one tough looking foreman!
  5. nirvana4me2
    I was about to say the same thing!
  6. Stumpy
    It's absolutely lovely. Wonderful landscaping, too.

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