A fairly inexpensive but attractive and productive coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by greenacreshens, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. greenacreshens

    greenacreshens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been searching the internet for the past several months for ideas of building a chicken coop in my backyard for my 5 hens.
    I ended up buying 8-8 ft posts, some 6ft high field wire and some bird netting for the top. I already had their housing which consisted of a "Hen House" with a small run.
    I made the enclosure 12 foot by 12 foot and topped it with the bird netting.
    I am currently altering the hen house by taking off the small enclosure that had been attached previously.
    The whole enclosure cost around 112.00 to build and turned out great.
    I put two old wooden rocking chairs in the enclosure for the hens and for me and they are very happy now!
    I forgot to mention that this enclosure is in the middle of a 2+ acre fenced area that cannot be accessed by any predators........it is guarded by my own 2 chicken guard dogs, that's why I could use the field wire and not have to worry about anything digging under!
    Here it is!! thanks!
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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2007
  2. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi greenacres,

    Go to FAQ's and it will tell you how. Can't wait to see your coop!
     
  3. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool rocking chairs! What a nice idea for cuddling![​IMG]
     

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