chicken coop

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Project by Matt Reynolds posted 05-29-2016 03:46 AM 1587 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been wanting to get some chickens for a year or so now. We put it off until this spring. I built this chicken coop In April 2016. It took me about a 3 good weeks to finish. The run is 6’x12’ with a 4’x6’ coop. Used 1/2”hardware cloth to cover the sides T111 siding for the coop and trimmed out with cedar. Turned out great and we are enjoying our chickens too.

-- Matt Reynolds

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 04:37 AM

That is one dandy looking chicken coop. I’m thinking you’ve got some spoiled chickens.

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 08:55 AM

Matt that’s a very nice coop and run. Have to ask you, what is the pipe attached to the side of the run…for food or water? We have 22 hens and one rooster with a coop 6’ X 12’ coop and double that for our run. Love the eggs

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 09:56 AM

Good looking coop. The pipe feeder is a nice feature. Great job

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 02:41 PM

beautiful chicken coop

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 02:45 PM

Matt, that is a good looking chicken coop. I’ll bet it is the best one in the county! Very well done!!!!
I like that access for eggs. Do they roll down in there so you can pick them up? How many chickens do you keep?


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#6 posted 05-30-2016 12:29 AM

Nice job on the coop. How much are eggs a dozen?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 07:29 PM

Larry in Hawaii the 3” pvc pipe is their feeder. I have a 5 gallon bucket with poultry nipples attached for the water.

-- Matt Reynolds

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 07:31 PM

Jim there is an access inside the coop for the hens to go into the nesting box to lay their eggs. we just open the door and get them out. Works perfect! Thanks for all the nice comments folks. eggs are abour $3/dozen

-- Matt Reynolds

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#9 posted 06-06-2016 07:38 PM

Thanks for the info Matt. Any chance you can show a close up picture of what you built inside the run to collect the chick food when you place it into the 3” pipe. We have 24 hens and they sure do scratch up their run throughout the day and I always need to go into the run to clean it out before adding food

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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