1mommahen

Love My Cluckin' Coop
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
4,149
5
256
NJ
This is one we made for some friends and they love it! They have 2 hens in it at the moment!
 

CoyoteMagic

RIP ?-2014
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
7,459
31
283
only the shadow knows.....
I have one very much like this although I didn't use these plans. I just went from some pictures I had seen.

Do you like it?--Yeah, it's a cute little coop

Is it hard to clean?---A little. It's hard to turn around in there with a shovel. Suggest building a door on each side for more ease of cleaning

Did you build it your-self?--yup

Would you recomend it to people?---I would recommend it to people who are keeping just a couple of birds. It's too small for over 3 standard birds. I'm planning on moving my Seabrights into it. They will have plenty of room.

I also suggest building a door under the coop area. You could hang the food and water down here.
 

HarryBun12

Songster
10 Years
Jun 28, 2009
141
4
134
We built that coop last year and we've been very happy with it. Everyone who sees it comments on how nice it looks. (usually accompanied by an incredulous, "You built that?") We made the house portion a bit bigger than the plans. The entire front of the house portion on ours opens up for easy cleaning and also we made exterior nest boxes off the side to allow more room inside the house. After a few months of use I added on a sectionto the run that is 4 foot long and only 4 feet high. If I were building it again, I'd build the whole thing at least 6 feet wide instead of the 4 feet in the plans. I kept 3 bantams and 2 big girls in there over the winter and it worked out very well. I do scoop the litter in the house every day to keep it fresh since there's not a lot of room. I need to post pictures someday.
 

jackson41

Songster
9 Years
Jan 25, 2010
291
61
151
Wisconsin
We built the Playhouse Coop or a least similar to it. We made the coop box 48inx30in so we could use 30 in cage wire on the run. We also mde the front open for easy cleaning. So far I really like the coop and so do my neighbors.


 

PeepsInc

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
1,218
20
163
NY Tri State region
It would seem like that hard plastic would get cold in the winter?
I made this one out of 5- 2x4's i sheet of plywood & a $13 roll of wire.



I also made a larger version that takes 9 -2x4's


 

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