Coop for blind chicken made from spare wood

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by spotsplus, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. spotsplus

    spotsplus Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    We have a blind chicken so I decided to build a new coop. We had been usinga a 10 x 10 dog kennel with a multi tarp roof and wooden hen house. My other 3 hens would pick on my blind one so she had to have a space to herself which was quite small.

    Here is the finished project:
    That is "Shirley" in the bottom part.

    The wood was left over after we tore a small barn down.
    I only bought $12 worth of strapping. It measures 8 feet long, 4 feet deep and 6' high. It has two levels with the top level being wood. Besides the two doors on the bottom there is a opening so I can set up a coop ladder but thought it safer to have Shirly hang out on the bottom half and I put my quails in the top and they love it. I have a hinged door on the bottom half of the "house" part on the top level and another hinged door on top at the other end. [​IMG]

  2. Debi214

    Debi214 Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    Awe! I applaud you for caring for a blind bird.........most people would just cull it.
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Thanks for keeping her instead of culling I have 2 crossbeaked birds one is a Silver Sebright Roo and a white Silkie pullet and I handfeed them. I also have a hen with a "overbite" but she doesn't need extra work.
  4. Bwaaak!

    Bwaaak! In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2009
    Woodinville, WA
    What a beautiful house for a chicken with... disabilities! can Otis, my half blind silkie girl come visit? [​IMG] She lives in a comune right now with 30 prepubescent, chest bumping, jumping, partying chicks and while she finds it entertaining (I think) she would rather lead a more sedate and refined life. Kudos to you!
  5. deenamr

    deenamr Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    Central Oregon
    I am so happy that you have Shirley. Thank you for taking care of her special needs. I love her new house.

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