Building the modern chicken 'Modernity'


In the Brooder
May 3, 2015
My good friend is building this amazing chicken coop I designed for free. I thank you very much for this. My chicken coop now is terrible. The food and water get dirty too quickly from the way it was built. It is far too hard to clean and is causing my chickens to become ill. I clean it everyday but it is dirty again. I waste a lot of water trying to clean it. The run is always muddy it seems. But the new coop I have designed will fix all my problems and make it less stressful for me and my chickens. My chickens and I are very excited. I have built it in a animation software/game. Here's the pictures.

Ok, this is the side of it. The spaces on the roof will all be filled with hardware cloth. The colored rectangles are where the names of my chickens will be. The roof is shingles.

A nicer picture of the body. The brown rectangle with the silver handle is a board which I can pull out and clean all the poop, food, and feathers. It makes it so much easier to clean. It is metal but will have wood shaving. The boards above are for design and ventilation. It will be covered in the inside with hardware cloth to keep predators and debris out.

Sorry the back is so ugly. It will 10x better in real life. The boxes are the nesting boxes with a door for each box for easy access to get the eggs. The window is for looks and will open.

The side with windows and so the chickens can look out.

Inside the coop. Those are the roosts. Try to ignore the hats and stuff. The nesting boxes can be seen also.

The nesting boxes with a metal rail so they can get to the top boxes.

A look from the outside with the removed wood.

Giant green window so the chickens can enjoy the outdoors while they wait to be let into the run. I'd love to have blinds or something so the rooster can't see what time it is so he doesn't crow. But, i'll do installation so neighbors can't hear him too well.

A view of the red door which can be opened from the outside and a view of the run from inside the chicken house.

A view from outside of the chicken house with the door open and you can see those boxes they are storage which can be taken off if I want.

Another view too.

Perches in the run for nice days to watch birds go by.

Well, that's my awaiting chicken coop. I have yet to make measurements and the material list. Once that is out of the way we start the build.
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When people build chicken coops it looks like they have beams or something. All I find are like 200 dollars and 4x4 treated but I dont want treated it's bad for chickens. So what do they use then?
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Modernity Chicken Coop Measurements and Materials.
16x8 Run
60- 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Premium Kiln Dried Whitewood Stud. Home depot
$2.60 Each = $156.00
Hardware cloth for Run = 24 feet.
1- HDX 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 25 ft. Hardware cloth.
$58.88 a roll = $58.88
2- 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 5 ft. Hardware Cloth
$6.97/roll = $8.97
The board they climb to get to chicken house
1- 1 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. Common Board
$10.25 each. = $10.25
For roofing-
4- 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. PureBond Red Oak FSC
$39.95 each = $159.80
1- #30 216 sq. ft. Felt Roof Deck Protection
$17.95/roll = $17.95
2- 25-Year Royal Sovereign Charcoal 3- Tab Shingles
$22.00/Bundle = $44.00
Chicken house- 8x8
1-Maple Plywood 1/4 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft.
$10.75/each = $10.75
9- 1 in. x 3 in. x 8 ft. Premium Spruce Furring Strip Board
$1.74/each = $10.74
4- Maple Plywood 1/4 in. x 2 ft. 2 ft.
$5.40/each = $21.60
49- 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Premium Kiln Dried Whitewood Stud.
$2.60/each = $127.40
3- 1 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft. Premium Spruce Furring Strip Board
$1.17/each = $4.17
1- 2 in. x 4 in. x 96 in. Premium Kiln-Dried Whitewood Stud
$2.60/each = $2.60
2- Maple Plywood 1/2 in. x 2 ft. x 8 ft.
$30.85/each = $61.30
4- 24 in. x 36 in. 26- Gauge Zinc Metal Sheet
$19.97/each = $79.88
For inside.
1- 2 in. x 4 in. x 96 in. Premium Kiln- Dried Whitewood Stud
$2.60/each = $2.60
Black Slide Bolt
$4.97/each = $4.97
3- 6 in. x 4.25 in. Black Heavy Duty Decorative Tee Hinge
$5.97/each = $17.91
2- 3 in. Wire Cabinet Hardware Pull
$2.49/each = $4.98
5- 11/32 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Rtd Southern Yellow Pine Plywood Sheathing
$15.82/each = $79.10
3-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 in. - 1/4 in. Radius Satin Nickel Corner Door Hinge
$1.92/each = $3.84
1- gal. #501 Cedar Naturaltone Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish
$33.98/each = $33.98
16- 8 oz. #420D-6 Thyme Green Interior/Exterior Paint Sample
$1.94/each = $31.04

1- 1-gal. #SC-102 Slate Solid Color House and Fence Wood Stain
$23.98/each = $23.98
Grand Total: $976.70
Theres gonna be more but, we will have to see.

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