Chicken Coupe

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Project by Kopac posted 09-04-2012 06:59 PM 2558 views 22 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my own design of a chicken coupe that I made last fall. This was one of the projects I had the most fun working on! Currently there are 4 chickens and we get a consistent 3 eggs a day throughout the whole year! Materials were around $600.

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 08:23 PM

That is luxury

My wife thinks it is the best she

has ever seen and lucky hens

She wants to know if they get music?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 08:24 PM

Pretty neat.

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 08:51 PM

The only thing I can see, that is needed is a removable bottom tray for cleaning up the chicken s*^t…Oh how I liked that job as a youngster…. Nice looking coop….

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#4 posted 09-04-2012 09:29 PM

I would love to be locked in with this kind of place.

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 06:19 PM

smart design…. I like it.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 08:43 PM

thanks everyone!

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#7 posted 09-06-2012 01:41 AM

Is that chicken wire on floor of the run? I thought that was bad for the chickens feet? You might want to look into that. However thats a very nice coop. I might be stealing some ideas for my own :)

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#8 posted 09-06-2012 04:06 AM

Yes but we put dirt on top of the chicken wire. This prevents animals from digging under the base and up through the bottom.

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 04:36 AM

Nice coop. Well done. However, at an average cost of a dozen eggs hovering around $1.00; three eggs a day; dozen every four days—you save about $91.25 a year on eggs. At $600 for the coop (not including the cost of chickens and their maintenance), that’s a little less than 6 1/2 years before you get a return on your investment and it does not include the cost of feed for the chickens. Must be a labor of love or the better taste of organic eggs. Actually, the taste of organic eggs is a good thing.

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#10 posted 09-06-2012 05:04 PM

Well, your right but I actually got all the materials for free from a close friend who owns a lumber yard. The only costs are about wood chips $5 and food $15 per month. Organic eggs are amazing, everyone seems to love them so, yes, that is a up side.

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#11 posted 09-06-2012 08:37 PM

Drllucas did not figure in the value of the chickens as a product. Eggs and chicken would add up faster.


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