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need Small coop plans- decently priced

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ESbantams, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. ESbantams

    ESbantams In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
    Slatington, PA
    I have visited the coop designs on BYC and I love them but I need something that will not be so expensive to build. I need a temporary coop to house 5 silkie chickens until Spring time comes and I am able to build them a big coop. Anyone have suggestions or floor plans with measurements?
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    I built a quarantine coop that would be perfect for 5 silkies. I will try to post a pic of it tomorrow (I feel ill tonight..) . The dimensions were 4 feet wide by 3.5 feet deep, 17" back side and 28" in front (built to fit through a doorway sideways). It could be built with two sheets of plywood. I used 2 by4s under floor and 2 by 2s for wall framing. Pop door off back corner. Roost is 2 by 3 about 1/3 way back (just off floor). The whole front is hinged for easy cleaning. I am going to build a framework to get it about 2-3' off the ground. This is hooked up to a run---you could use a dog kennel, or screen underneath and add a run tractor style.

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