A fairly inexpensive but attractive and productive coop

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

  1. greenacreshens

    greenacreshens In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2007
    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!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2007
  2. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    Hi greenacres,

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

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Cool rocking chairs! What a nice idea for cuddling![​IMG]

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