Monday, June 09, 2008

The chicken coop

We spent all day Sunday turning one end of our garden shed into a chicken coop. I have wanted chickens for years, and we just finally got around to it. Plus it took a long time to wear Dave down to the idea. He even came out and helped build it.

I set cleared away the stuff from one wall of the shed, and set up the coops end walls and supports. Then we cut a hole for a window and another for a door. The coop opens out into the orchard.

Here is the completed coop. It is four foot high in the front, and six foot long.

There are two nest boxes on one end, and a roost on the other end. The bottom has two rabbit cage trays for easy cleaning. The lower front opens up so I can slide the trays out into the shed for cleaning.

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