DIY Coop for under $50

aliusa

Chirping
Sep 25, 2014
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8
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Hey All,

Just sharing my coop design. I wanted to build something under $50 and here is what I came up with:

The roof opens ups for access and has two nesting areas (unlike the 3 mentioned in the original design). It has a trap door that leads to the bottom which can be closed to make more room if necessary. I was worried the chicks wouldn't be able to figure out how to get inside but after day 3 they were experts :)

So far has held up great in New York weather and have kept the chick safe from raccoons, foxes, cats, etc.

Thanks!

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aliusa

Chirping
Sep 25, 2014
11
8
77
@Mamatomany123 Only built this for silkies chicks I wanted to keep separate from the older hens. I have a larger 10x10 coop with a 100' run which I will eventually move them to.

There gaps on the sides and the pitch for airflow but I also ended up making a vent window in the back. Thanks for the comments!
 

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