The Hoop Coop

By anttrim · Jun 10, 2013 · ·
  1. anttrim
    Easy and cheap to build. The coop is great for after the birds are feathered out ,but are still small enough to fall prey to hawks. Out of the brooder and in to the hoop coop. The coop can be moved all over the grass so they get fresh greens.[​IMG]
    The view can be adjusted by rolling back the tarp.
    You need the following;
    2 treated 2x6x16
    6 2x2x8 pine or treated
    3 treated 8' landscape timbers
    4 4x16 foot livestock panels
    1 roll chicken wire
    door hardware
    It is 8Wx16Lx7Tall
    You can lag bolt your frame together after assembled for extra strength. This will allow you to add 2 eye bolts to the front so you can drag around with a cable hooked over your trailer hitch. We also use the dog kennels as coops and load them up with laying boxes.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Hoop Coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Mar 3, 2019
    A nice looking hoop coop, but would have liked to see photos showing the steps it took to build. Plus, a photo or two of the inside would have been helpful to others wanting to build a coop similar to this one.
  2. CCUK
    "Good idea"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 14, 2018
    Nice list of what you need but no details of how to do it.
  3. 21hens-incharge
    "It's a great space but where's the details."
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018
    It doesn't show how to make one but it is a nice example of one.


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  1. MBagel
    Thank you!
  2. anttrim
    Micah there are no beams. The livestock panels just attach to the base. I just completed an 8x8 and it is easier to pull around. The door jam is just attached using horseshoe nails @ the top. The back just has a 2x6 vertical at center just to help give your chicken wire a nailer for tightness, and with 3 horseshoe nails nailed over the panel edge , it stablelizes the back a bit.
  3. MBagel
    Do you have a picture of the inside? id like to see where all you put support beams for the frame..
  4. miquwid
    I really love your coop, instead of building my own I wish I could just take yours. great job
  5. mountaindog66
    Thanks for the tip on the silver side of the tarp, I never would have thought of that but it makes sense. I was thinking of making an 8W x 12L run, but now I'm wondering of 8 x 8 will be big enough for my needs as a run only, I need to keep it light so I can move it. I hear ya on the hawks, I live on the edge of an old growth forest and we have all varieties of hawks flying overhead all the time, as well as bald eagles and great horned owls. I have a big field with a lot of wild rabbits about and they are hunting them, so I will need that covered run. I don't have my chickens yet, still in planning stages. I'm sorry about your girls, I hope you didn't lose too many. You've built them a really nice hoop coop.
  6. anttrim
    No beam needed. The livestock panels are really sturdy. Sorry so long getting back. I had responded the same day but it sent to the wrong place. I plan on building 6 more ,but will do 12' lengths instead. One tarp will be cut in half and resewn to do two coops. I will also flip the tarp so the silver side is up. I dropped the ball on how hot it would be in there with the brown side up. Well ,I guess I will do that now. I hope you guys are not having hawk problems like we are. I made a huge mistake letting out my 3 month old girls. They are just to easy to pick up. Anywho ,God bless and keep me posted.
  7. mountaindog66
    Very nice hoop coop, I would like to build one just about the same size as yours. Looks like you have a fan hanging inside. Is there a center ridge beam for support? Some closeup or inside pics would be great, thanks for sharing.

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