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This instructable shows how to build a small outdoor coop for chickens or guinny hens from recycled materials.

Step 1: Get your materials

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To build this project you will need a variety of materials.
The materials include:
-chop saw
-screws
-electric drill
-extension chord
-recycled chicken coop door with hinges
-sledge hammer
-measuring tape
-recycled wood (2x4's and 1x4's)
-four recycled fence posts
-recycled chicken wire
-recycled roof
Also not shown in the pictures:
-wire cutters
-staples
-staple gun or staple hammer
-iron rod
-level
-chain saw or hand saw
 
admin6 years ago
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

You should include what you need to put for chickens to roost on . What about nesting boxes ? We get chickens that lay eggs? You are very good at this ! Give us more !

How do you get the coop where the chickens can get in and critters can't ??

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Very nice job! So many people like to over-complicate this kind of thing, but you have kept it good and simple. I was planning to build some chicken coops on the side of a hill and I bet this design would be good for that.
clance4 years ago
I love how you have used recycled material in your chicken coop plans.  I did the same with mine and it is much sturdier than the prefab chicken coops that you can purchase.  I used a set of drawers for nesting boxes in mine and my girls love it!
siki4 years ago
Well, this is something I can get my head around (no I've never constructed anything before). I would need to modify it to make solid walls as I am looking to make a small brooder/time out coop but thanks for taking the time to 'splain this. :-)
troseph5 years ago
I based my chicken coop off this instructable. Particularly the salvaged 4x4 posts.
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warrockdude6 years ago
are those guini chicks?