Where Chicks Rule

By woodsygal · May 17, 2013 · ·
  1. woodsygal
    Hi all, I'm sharing my coop photos.
    The coop is 5' x6' and the run is 3' by 8'. It currently houses 6 with a capacity of 8-10. I say 10 since the door to the run stays open in mild weather as it has hardware wire on all 6 sides. My chicks also get a few hours of free range time each day.

    Aside from using plywood on the floor and roof, all of the wood is from reclaimed pallets. It still cost close to $300, the following is an approximate breakdown:
    • Roof (2 sheets and end caps) $55
    • Plywood $30
    • Plexiglass for windows $20
    • Hardware Wire (36" x 50') $60
    • Paint (two 1gal exterior paint) $45.
    • Hardware (screws, washers, hooks, chain, door latches, 24 hinges(!!), roofing nails, etc) $65
    = $275.00

    Has 3 windows (1 on back) which open to different levels .

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    Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. The chicks seem to love it.

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  1. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Cute Little Coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 14, 2018
    Love the coop! It reminds me of a human version of a tiny house...has everything the girls will need. Love the sand idea under the roost. When the weather cools here in Georgia, I'm planning to do the same with my coops. Thanks for sharing the process, pictures and your story.


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  1. gkleing3
    Absolutely awesome! Great design and build.
  2. woodsygal
    Thank you marxmail. Had never built anything like this before, it was fun.
  3. marxmail
    wow... I really like this... storage incorporated is a great idea. Very lucky chickens.

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