Need info and pix of a walk-in Coop w/ clerestory--any tips?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bantyshanty, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. bantyshanty

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    New coop needed. Chicken population explosion here! Last winter I had a flock of 5 silkies.
    I have a flock of about 25 mixed bantams now, half silkies, half Ameraucanas, Polish & d'Anvers.
    All the 4 the little coops my hubby & I built as experiments are not going to get our fine new birds through the winter.
    They're pretty & all solid wood. Just no insulation. ALso, I want to sit with my chooks in a nice warm coop when it snows.
    Since neither of us is a very good carpenter, we need to have the walk-in coop built. Fortunately, we have a friend who is a great carpenter.

    I've been looking at a design online at farmnyard that's a walk-in with clerestory, but it's a bit expensive for us with the kit they offer ($1K shipping included)

    It's nice, perhaps, but my DH and his friend the carpenter like to work with reclaimed wood & materials.

    Thus, the best way to go is with a detailed set of plans & photos of a structure like this.
    The coop we want would be 6' x 12' x 5' walls and then the clerestory adding height.
    Has anyone seen plans for or photos of a coop like this online or in a book?
    If so, where?

    We need to get it built before winter.
     
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    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    Yup, perfect. I found this last week. Love Sean & Joana's site, thanks! I've printed out his plans. If I don't find a clerestory chicken coop plan, I'll use his plan & downsize it. It's a beautiful structure. I wish I had skills to do what he did myself.
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

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  5. bantyshanty

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    To The Chicken lady: Boy are you right! Thanks a henhouse full! I think we'll be using Steve's ideas too![​IMG]
     
  6. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang, that's gorgeous. I downloaded the jpeg version of your plans to my wish folder for when I get more chickens and need a permanent coop. Truly a thing of beauty and functionality.

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