Tylermckees Chicken Coop

By tylermckee · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
Tags:
Rating:
2.75/5,
  1. tylermckee
    Our Chicken Coop[​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]


    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.


    [​IMG]


    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!


    [​IMG]


    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.


    [​IMG]

    This is the chicks door going out into the run.


    [​IMG]

    The door opens down onto the ramp.


    [​IMG]

    One of the girls "doug" roosting! (Our 2 1/2 year old named her!!)


    [​IMG]

    The girls hangin' out inside the coop!

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

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

    Free
    OSB
    pretreated 2x4's
    plexiglass
    hinges (used on the front doors)
    paint
    Run
    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!!

    Share This Article

Recent User Reviews

  1. BlackHackle
    "Cute, but..."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    This is a cute design, but the coop page doesn't contain any information on how to build it

Comments

To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!
  1. MiniMeadows
    How racoon safe is this?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: