Need help with a coop idea - pagoda style

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pbjmaker, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have been slowly laying out a asian garden theme for my yard and think I want my coop to look like a miniature pagoda (wouldn't that be cool!) I plan on up to 5 standard hens and maybe a rooster. Have been looking at pagoda pictures and coop designs already but not sure how to put it together. I am trying to keep cost down (aren't we all) and have some "scrap" plywood and particle board, a 40" pallet (can get more if needed) and a 16 foot gazebo that we tore down from an apartment complex last year that is still in pieces. Amazingly enough when we bought the house 11 years ago there was a big roll of chicken wire in the rafters of the garage too.

    I live in Iowa and won't be able to run heat to the coop at this point to I will probably need to insulate I am guessing.

    I think I am putting it under some really big lilac bushes to help with the shade for summer heat.

    So anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    that sounds awsome..

    it might be easier to do a single story pagoda or maybe a two tower one..

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    here are a bunch of pics..
    http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/pagoda.html

    you might be able to do a small one with a four slant roof and use some wide crown molding to create the look of a pagoda..
     
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  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Not a clue, but I know it will be awesome once you get it finished! I had talked about having something like that once with a friend of mine to keep silkies and japanese bantams in. [​IMG]

    Good Luck!
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My daughter is in Japan right now - I tried to get her to smuggle home some eggs to hatch - she wouldn't do it! Imagine that.
    Where have I gone wrong in my parenting...
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Wow.. she'd be able to get some of the large silkies! [​IMG]
     

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