Has anyone constructed a cord wood coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Houstonia, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Houstonia

    Houstonia New Egg

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    I am thinking about a cord wood coop for the ladies. Especially after this long NY winter. Our coop is falling apart due to a fisher cat that tried to get in through the plexiglass sunroof. We have foxes, coyotes, hawks, bald eagles, dogs, raccoons, and fisher cats as predators. So I am thinking industrial strength. Any thoughts, tips, pictures? Or favorite coop kits?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd be interested in seeing what other folks have, also. My honey got the okay to buy a portable sawmill this spring, with the agreement a breeding pen in the first project [​IMG]. Then again, I'm not as predator-intense as you are, so mine will be a little different.
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I would worry about all of the little cracks between the wood pieces....



    But then, i know close to nothing about building with cord wood....i just burn lots of it! :lol:
     
  4. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you mean like a log cabin coop? You could put chinking between the logs that would keep out the drafts. I live in a log house and my DH and I have built a dog cabin( dog house made out of logs) but did not make our chicken coop from logs. I would 3 side the logs, that means cut a slab off 3 sides of logs. It would make for easier cleaning and building.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  7. Zhoda-Dave

    Zhoda-Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    I like that. my coop is made from old overhead doors that i picked up from a garage that replaced the doors the coop is 12 ft long and the sides are 54" tall
     

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