Crate Expectations II - Another Reclaimed Lumber Coop

Red-Stars-in-RI

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I don't have to tell anyone here that chickens are addictive, and we recently decided "two flocks is better than one" and decided to build a second "reclaimed lumber" coop. It's almost exactly 3 years since we built our last coop, documented in Coop-struction: Reclaimed Lumber Coop (aka "crate expectations").

Like the previous coop, this one started with reclaimed lumber from window cases. The lumber and windows all came from a friend of the family who owns a custom window and door business (thus "crate expectations").

It starts with a base...I don't like bending to clean out the coop.

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After the last time we built a coop and then delivered it to my yard (realizing it weighed literally a ton), we build this one module and assembled in place.

Here's the frame:

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The side panels, roof, and other components are built to be slapped in place and nailed in:

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Can you believe I got those windows for free? They're small "samples", but they're nicer quality windows than I have in my house. Lucky chickens!
 

Red-Stars-in-RI

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The girl's checking out their new digs:

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New coop in the background, old coop in the foreground. I split the run (where you can see the wooden posts) and put in a gate between the two for ease of moving back and forth.

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The second coop ended up quite a bit bigger than the old one, so I'm glad we build it modular.
 

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