The Olde Chick Inn

  1. Chicken crossing the road
    pictures of my coop

    I am a builder so not to difficult for me to build this, I had a bunch of materials already. For the framing I used fir cross arms ( the things that sit horizontal on top of telephone poles) that my dad had, he worked for Boston Edison, it’s post and beam construction with horizontal 2x3s and the vertical ship lap siding nailed to that, easy! Stone foundation with a cement floor, that was the hard part mixing and lugging to where needed, 65 bags at 80lbs each. Shingled roof etc.

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  1. MROO
    "Nice Design"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Dec 31, 2018
    Nice coop! I really like the split interior, with a "people side" as well as a large space for your birds. Once this all weathers to match, it's going to be a beautiful building!
    1. Chicken crossing the road
      Thanks , I used some old boards I had laying around for the one side that is darker plus a door I had on hand.
      Yes, I have plenty of people side space as I was going to use part for storage garden tools etc. the building also has a loft area above the coop plus a little more (half the building or 8x8 area)for more storage.


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  1. N F C
    Could you describe in the article how you built your coop? That would be helpful to others wanting to follow your lead.
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    1. Chicken crossing the road
      I did what you asked, hopefully I gave enough info.
      Thanks for your suggestion
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