This instructable shows how to build a small outdoor coop for chickens or guinny hens from recycled materials.
Step 1: Get your materials
To build this project you will need a variety of materials.
The materials include:
-recycled chicken coop door with hinges
-recycled wood (2x4's and 1x4's)
-four recycled fence posts
-recycled chicken wire
Also not shown in the pictures:
-staple gun or staple hammer
-chain saw or hand saw
Step 2: Beginning the construction
-First find a place to build the chicken coop. It can be on level ground or slightly sloped ground.
-You should begin by measuring the dimensions of the roof and then make holes in the ground with an iron rod where the fence posts should go based on the roofs dimensions. Then one by one you should pound the fence posts into the ground using a sledge hammer, until all four posts are securely in the ground.
Step 3: Putting support on all the fence posts
-Cut eight 2x4's about four inches in length using a chop saw. 2x4's will be placed on these later and these smaller pieces give them support and a place for them to screw in to.
-Using a level make sure all eight pieces are screwed into the posts level so the finished project is not on a slope. Three to four screws should be put into each support piece.
Step 4: Putting 2x4's on the support pieces
-Using a measuring tape find the length between all the posts and then cut 2x4's corresponding to these lengths. Using an electric screw gun screw the 2x4's in until there is one connecting all four posts. The finished step is shown in the second picture below.
Step 5: Three support pieces
-Using 2x4's or 2x1's (whichever is more available) measure the distance across the bottom 2x4's and cut the support pieces so they fit in the frame. Screw three support pieces into place and you are done this step.