The Motorcycle Crate Coop

By ishism · Jun 30, 2012 · ·
  1. ishism

    Wife and I found this great deal on a motorcycle shipping crate on craigslist. A 4x8 solid wood crate for only $75!


    The finished coop has a 4x4 large door on the front which swings open for easy cleaning.


    Getting the chickens in the finished coop is harder than we expected. I tried to put seed on the ground so they could follow the trail inside. Any other suggestions on getting the chickens to willingly use the coop?

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  1. judyki2004
    I bet that adding a window will help them wanting to get inside too!
  2. ishism
    MontanaMomma , the ventilation at the top under the roof is okay for Oregon weather. It seems to be cool and rain here most of the year. I may add a window (covered with wire) at some point to make it look nicer : )
  3. MontanaMomma
    Nice! To get them to roost in there at night you'll need to keep them inside it for a couple days/nights. Make sure they don't cook-your coop should have good ventilation. Good luck!
  4. sheherazae
    I love it--throw some meal worms up the ramp--they should go after those!
  5. SirFarmAlot
  6. ishism
    Not a Five Star coop, but fits within my budget and limited carpentry skills : )

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