Chicken Coop

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Introduction: Chicken Coop

Step 1: Build Frame

The posts are 4"x4"x6' The box is 3' square and 10' long

Step 2: Add

Add the wire to the bottom and then all your supports and dividers

Step 3: Nesting Box

Build your nesting box on one end

Step 4: Doors

Frame the doors

Step 5:

Step 6:

Step 7: Finished

Step 8: Finish

Put the outside wire on and tin on the roof

2 People Made This Project!

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16 Discussions

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Mantis Tobogan
Mantis Tobogan

4 months ago

I searched through so many options before landing on this one. Just got all my lumber delivered today. I'm building a version of this that's 12 foot long, and the coop is 1x5 deckboards. I am also using the deckboards as the floor for the whole space. Will post pics if anyone is still looking at this so many years later.

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Survivalist81
Survivalist81

6 years ago

Kivabell if you would like i can send you instructions on what I did. I built this as I went and just worked each problem as I came up

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LindsayF12
LindsayF12

Reply 3 years ago

Hi there,

I came across your chicken coop design on Instructables but the 8 steps are missing quite a bit of information for me, someone who has limited experience in wood working/carpentry.

Would you be willing to send me a better set of instructions?

You can email me at hardseed@yahoo.com

Thanks

Lindsay

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dufus2506
dufus2506

4 years ago

Know why a chicken coop has two doors? Because if it had four doors, it would be a chicken sedan.

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Malkaris
Malkaris

4 years ago

I've started a similar design, have you had trouble with the mesh cutting the chicken feet? I've heard wires like that can be painful for the birds.

I'm going with OSB for my walls, but I like the cedar planks, if the paint doesn't last long I'll probably add planking.

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kivabell
kivabell

6 years ago

I love this coop but so many steps are missing! any chance of updating this with step by step instructions? or does any one know where I can find instructions for a coop this style? im not exactly a handyman...

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sstein2
sstein2

6 years ago

How many hens can you house In this?

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Survivalist81
Survivalist81

6 years ago

The coop itself is a 3 foot by 3 foot square. I built the rest to fit what I had

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gcherry519
gcherry519

6 years ago

I love your chicken coop but being a widow I have no one to help me make things. I am pretty handy but the pictures just weren't enough. I would have loved to see each step include neasurements and more detailed instructions on how to put together. I do love the coop and want to make it but without details I unfortunately can not do it. Thank you for the inspiration though.

With only three hens your roster may over breed the small flock and stress them out. A stressed out hen will lay less eggs or none at all. A good ratio is 1:12.

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aaronliss
aaronliss

7 years ago

Are you going to build a ramp up to the door?

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Survivalist81
Survivalist81

Reply 7 years ago

I will when I get me a bigger place. I'm going to put wire around the bottom later and fix a ramp

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Survivalist81

I have 14 baby chicks in it right now. I'm only planning on keeping 3 hens and 1 rooster.

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MarDet
MarDet

7 years ago on Introduction

very nice. how many chickens can you house in this???