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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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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?

Jamie
 

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Pretty neat.
 

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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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smart design…. I like it.
 

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thanks everyone!
 

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

Herb
 
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