Chicken coop designs

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nathanya, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time having chickens, and i am raising my Rhode Island red chicks right now. I am 4x8 sheets of plywood and 1x2s, and chicken wire. I have been struggling with many different kind of designs. I made a nice two story design but it is two complicated. I would really appreciate any plans for a very simple coop to hold around 5-10 chickens?
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A simple box-type coop would be very simple to make.
    Try looking at these coop pages to see if you can get some good ideas.
    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok it helps some but i couldn't find one that was really just very simple for my chickens
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made this with some leftover plywood and 2x4's.
    It's pretty simple.



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  5. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that coop looks nice and very simple. how do you get the eggs out of it and did u use chicken wire as fencing?
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the eggs I use a round planter similar to the one in my photo below.
    They lay their eggs inside the planter and I grab them out of the planter.
    I use the 1/4inch hardware wire on this coop since it's outside.
    My dogs would pull apart any chicken wire.


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  7. Nathanya

    Nathanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that is a good idea I was looking to use better fending too because chicken wire is not that sturdy or thick
     

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