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  1. cowtown chick
    The Chicken Chapel was made from wooden pallets, pvc pipe and a tarp. We first made the fence by screwing wooden pallets together. We screwed brackets on the side to hold the pvc pipe in place. The nesting box was built from ply wood and 2 x 4;s, The back of the box opens from the top to retrieve the eggs above the plastic stacking bens for the nesting beds. I framed an old screen door found at a garage sale to the front pallets. Chicken wire was attached completely around the coop by hammering net staples into the pallets. A large tarp was draped and attached with zip ties and bungy cords. I have bamboo perches throughout the coop. I kept approx one foot of wire on the ground surrounding the coop. We put small river rock on top of the extra chicken wire to help prevent "critters" from digging around the coop. I made home made feeder and waterer with 5 gallon buckets and a farming pan. I placed the feeder and waterer on top of a pallet inside the coop with hardware cloth stapled on it. This has kept dirt and debris from getting into the feeders and the chickens have plenty of room to feed.



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    I cut some of the wood from other pallets with a sawzall, cut them to size to secure the front of coop.




    the pvc slips into the brackets and then tightened to secure.
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    [​IMG]Home made waterer and feeder with 5 gallon buckets and pan

    [​IMG]This is the opening door for the nesting boxes. I Plan on painting the box to protect from the weather. This is under the tarp as well so I can keep dry while gathering eggs.

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  1. Cheryl1948
    No, they migrate south for the winter....tee hee
  2. cowtown chick
    do you see robins in a nest with a heat lamp?
  3. Troy6671
    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. cruisnmoma
    How do you keep them warm during the winter. We get snow and have to use a heating lamp. Is this just a summer home?
  5. Chickens R Us
    This coop is great!! I was thinking about raising some meaties this summer and this would be perfect.
  6. Cheryl1948
    Where are you located? What keeps them from getting too cold?
  7. Baymule
    That is so darn cute! I love it when you can build something out of things that somebody else throws away. Great job! Love the name Chicken Chapel too!
  8. cowtown chick
    @ smarsh, yea, the little frame beside the door i was gonna put some stained glass or faux plastic stained glass look in it, just havent gotten around to it yet.
  9. Sally Sunshine
  10. smarsh
    appropriate name, need some stained glass

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