"La cage de poulet" coop design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mike Massey, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Mike Massey

    Mike Massey New Egg

    Apr 16, 2009
    I'm new to the sight. My wife has finally twisted my arm enough, so we are now contemplating raising chickens. I was looking at the "La cage de poulet" coop design and wandering if anyone has the design and bill of materials?
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
  3. tamatik

    tamatik Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2007
    massey ont
    boy that is some super coop..hmm..makes me rethink mine
  4. ctychix

    ctychix Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2009
    San Francisco East Bay
    I too would like to ask about the coop, I can't seem to find the link to message them, help?
  5. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2007
    Our coop is almost the same in style but in 6' x 9' there's looks to be 6' x 12'. We keep 6 average size hens in it 'till about noon and then they free range the rest of the day. We love the style and that the coop and run are integrated. It is great if we have to go away for the weeknd we know that the girls get the best of both worlds and we get our weekends! It has worked for us... even if we were to build again knowing what we know now about chickens... there are very few things that we would change and and we would build it all over again!

    You can find it on: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1707-our-coop

    spent about $400 - $450 on it. We used salvaged base blocks, siding, window, paint and a few pressure treated 2 x 4's. Other than that we bought all of the materials, including screen, roofing, etc at Lowes.

    My husband is a general contractor (the kind that works in the field not just a paper contractor) so that was nice to have his expertise & tools. That being said... anybody could build a coop similar to this!

    If you have any questions about how to build something like this we would be more than happy to help if we can! Just PM us.

    Here is the coop all shiny & new... here its easier to see the construction elements


    Here it is with the 'grown in' look. Sorry about the bad picture!

  6. Kari

    Kari Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
  7. rankar

    rankar Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Fairfield County, CT
    We are almost finished building our "Chick Mansion" coop which was inspired by La Cage de Poulet and Cage Mahal. Coop is 6x4 and run is 6x8 for 6 girls who will free range during day. Walls are 7' high, roof approx 9' at peak. Coop is 24" off ground, with nice big storage area underneath. We used 2x4s, 3/4" sheathing, roofing felt and 4x8 cedar panel siding, architectural roof tiles and barn sash windows. Run will be enclosed with hardware cloth. And will have light over front window (in addition to socket inside in case heating lamp needed in winter)

    Windows open out. Soffits have hinged flaps lined with hardware cloth for ventilation which can be closed in cold weather. Back 4' coop wall has clean out door. 6' Wall inside run has pop up door and additional smaller clean out door. Inside the coop there is a 6' roost along this wall at the height of the window on the opposite wall so the girls can look out. Outside 6' wall (pictured) has 12'x36" window over interior nest boxes with egg door below window. Below egg door are two doors to storage area under coop.

    Total cost for everything $1000. (My husband had all the tools) Almost everything was bought at Home Depot, (except sash windows, light, hardware cloth and paint).

    Notice impatient tenant below.

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  8. Yeti

    Yeti Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    Rankar - do you have anymore pictures of the completed inside of the coop, and the soffits - I really like the design.



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