Coop styles for small yards

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by swmalone, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a chicken ark for my 3 hens. I live on 1/5th and acre with about half in the back mostly fenced in. I am just looking for pictures and ideas of coops that people with small yards and small flocks have built. I don't intend to ever have more than 5 hens in my yard at a time, but I may build something more permanent, but most of my space is garden, sheds, greenhouse, yards, and a large brick patio, so for now the tractor works well. I would love to see pictures.

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  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Way cute!!
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  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cute idea for a tractor!!! IT looks cute AND still serves it's purpose!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built the same coop and like it for what it is. For winter, we might add some clear plastic siding to some of the open areas to keep them dry, or move the ark onto our patio if it gets too wet. We're also planning a PVC tractor for silkies to be made sometime soon.
     
  5. Sinfonian

    Sinfonian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built something similar but lighter without the sides for my arc too as I have a small yard and can't have them totally free range. I have 4 hens so my coop is only 20 SF. Please check out my blog for more info on my coop and arc. I built both for around $350. Good luck.
     
  6. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to try to move the ark into a somewhat sheltered spot between my house and the fence in the winter. I will probably cover at least one side of the run with a tarp to help keep the wind and snow from building up under there. We typically end up with a few feet of snow each year, so it should be an interesting experience.
     
  7. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are nice looking coops. Do you have plans available for any of those, or where could I come across plans for them.
     
  8. iloveu11

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    thats cute ..[​IMG]
     
  9. Horizon Structures

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    Nice coop, I love the crisp white! There are lots of options for small, backyard coops out there.
     

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