Tylermckees Chicken Coop

By tylermckee · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. tylermckee
    [FONT=georgia,palatino]Our Chicken Coop[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Our chicken coop is 4' x 4.5' with a 6' x 10' run. Floor is framed with 2x4 and covered with OSB, walls are 2x2 framing, with t1-11 siding. All the trim I made from cheap cedar fence boards that i ripped to the desired width. Run is all 2x4 framing with pressure treated on the bottom. 2"x2" wire on the sides and top, with 30" of 1/2" hardware cloth around the bottom.[/FONT]​

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The two front doors open for easy access and what not. The front 2 windows are covered with hardware cloth and have slide out plexiglass windows.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The nesting boxes are to the left they run the length of the coop, they are divided into 3 boxes. The roof opens for easy egg hunting, in a few months, hopefully! The window has become a favorite of the chickens and my wife![/FONT]

    We choose to use sand inside of our coop and like it alot, it has been really easy to clean up the poop! I made a poop screen made out of gutter gaurd and some scrap cedar. The roost was made from a log we got at the beach a few years back, the chicks love it up there. Scrap plywood is covering the nesting boxes from the inside until the chicks are a little older.

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]This is the chicks door going out into the run.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The door opens down onto the ramp.[/FONT]


    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]One of the girls "doug" roosting! (Our 2 1/2 year old named her!!)[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The girls hangin' out inside the coop![/FONT]

    The cost of our coop and run came out to roughly 300 dollars

    siding $44
    2x2's $20
    2x4's $9
    roofing $20
    cedar fence boards (used for trim) $12
    hinges $10
    misc. $35

    pretreated 2x4's
    hinges (used on the front doors)
    Hardware cloth $70
    lumber $50
    hinges and latch $10
    staples $10
    misc. $10

    So far we love everything about the coop. The only thing we would have done differently is made it bigger so we could get more chickens!!

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  1. MiniMeadows
    How racoon safe is this?

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