Simple 3 chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by [E]thernet, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. [E]thernet

    [E]thernet Chirping

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    I need a chicken coop that I can DIY in a weekend, and can hold 3 chickens. I have a decent backyard, but it is taken up by trees and other stuff I can't move. I have been very interested in making a coop based on the Trictles Chicken Coop I read about here. Anyone have a simple plan I can follow along? I am using metric measurements.
     
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    [E]thernet Chirping

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    I actually really love this design.



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    Looks really nice and will fit my backyard well. Thoughts?
     
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  3. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Too small, roost probably too low, vent has no protection from rain, very difficult to clean with small short doors, probably has too many nest boxes and the lid will leak water at the hinge, ramp dead ends at the wall! Like most designs you find on the net they are worthless but cute.

    Search for "hoop coop".

    JT
     
  4. TheGoldenGirlz

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    I don’t have the plans but a quick google search found this
     

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  5. Shamo Hybrid

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    Really now? The only thing I find that might need looking into is the vent you are talking about, but other than that everything looks fine..... and that's a pretty high chicken coop ceiling there so I don't see how you came to the conclusion that it's a low roosting perch. And those doors are wide enough to land a jumbo jet in so I don't see where it'll be a problem when it comes to cleaning. For a 3 chicken coop, that's a nice little mansion, I would say. Only thing I would do is lengthen the run a bit if you have the room. I would say go for it, just make sure to change the vent design which shouldn't be hard, you can purchase vents at your local hardware store that is rain protected.
     
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  6. MROO

    MROO Crowing

    Bigger is better. Chicken Math.
     
  7. AlleysChicks

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    So I have 2 coops that are similar and none of the birds in them sleep on the roosts. Because they aren’t high enough. I have birds that sleep in the nest boxes and birds that sleep in the run.
     
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  8. AlleysChicks

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    It’s cute, have the vent facing into the run so rain won’t soak your birds and their bedding. You could do a community nest box without a divider. Build the roost bar above the nest box but make sure they have enough landing room and head room. Oh and roost bar away from nest box because they poop as they sleep and poop will fall on your next box.
     
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  9. Scooby308

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    Amen
     
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  10. True Patriot

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    It's a nice design, but JT is right. If you add some more height and give more room for roost it would be better. The window(s?) Probably should be bigger with some protection from the weather. Can be a quality build, just wants some tweaks.
     
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