First off I would like to thank the entire community for all of the information and suggestions that are out there!
I would also like to say “thanks” to all of the previous coop designers I stole ideas from – I think every coop on backyard chickens is great – they take a lot of work, planning, and sometimes $$$.
Here are some assembly photos – total cost was about $300, down to the last screw – has low pressure watering system with cups (my meat birds loved them in their tractor so I used them here as well), drop-down entrance with chain to raise and secure, peek-in window, hanging feeder (that can be removed evenings), dual egg boxes (we only have 4 hens, but should be enough for up to 8), completely screened in, adjustable wheels for moving, skylight, and roosts!
Girls took a little while to acclimate, but by 2nd day came running down the ramp to get the grass!
Special Thank You to “On Golden Coop” – your plan sparked my design!!!
Hope you enjoy!
Recent User Reviews
"Not much information about building the coop"
- 2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
This looks like a very nice mobile coop, it just lacks information about materials needed and how to build it. Some details can be gleaned from the pictures. I like that you told your cost for building it. I like how the ramp pulls up and closes off the coop part.
Does the 5 gallon bucket make it nearly impossible to move the coop when it is filled with water?
What would you change if you were to build it again? How do you access the hanging food container? Does the top of the run part open?
Thank you for sharing your coop and your ideas!