I get a lot of questions about plans and construction details, so after you look over the pictures in this 4-part series please take a look at the following video for more build info: Chicken Coop Construction Info. One of the referring sites implies that this is an inexpensive coop, which is really funny to me. It was actually quite expensive to build...close to $2000. Hardware cloth ain't cheap. But maybe you can get some ideas for a coop that can be built for less.
If you're into beekeeping feel free to check out my other Youtube channel The Bee Vlog. - Bill)
The chicken coop has been under construction for just over a month now but work has been going very slowly due to lots and lots of rain, and my busy work schedule. But here's how it looks as of today. (The cross bracing is temporary and will come down when I install the siding.)
The inspiration for the design of this coop came from the Wichita Cabin Coop. I'm making several design changes, but the overall concept is the same.
The order of construction went:
- Set posts
- Build roof (clear Suntuf panels)
- Bury border pavers (to block digging predators)
- Install base boards
- Install brick patio (so sick of the rain and mud - I needed somewhere dry and firm to stand)
- Lay 1/2" hardware cloth around other 3 edges (also to prevent digging) and spread river rock
- Frame the hen house and nest box
- Begin siding and floor (present state)
I'll be installing a webcam in the middle hole in the wall. It pivots so we can get a view inside the hen house and outside in the chicken run.
Part 3 - Complete
Part 4 - Update