As I was mentioning in my last post but never really go into it, my friend and I Jimmy, from Going Green Family Farm have been flirting with a new design for constructing chicken coops. Nothing revolutionary here just new in the sense that it is new to us. We are looking to build something that is visually appealing, can accommodate a decent number of chickens an average family might want, and still stay affordable. This is not an easy task. You need to think long and hard about the coop design. Many considerations need to be thought out. One of the most important we believe is being able to have it be moved if necessary. Since most people may want the ability to pick new spots or just so the chickens have some new grass. Which leads to the second point, that it contain a run for the chickens. Also important so they have a safe area to be outside and get some sun. While overlooked by some this reduces the chance of them getting sick. Nothing better than fresh air and some sun. We came up with a chicken coop design that while needs some modification, fits the needs of most. Here are a few pictures of it.
There are 3 hen boxes located in the back, which are 12×16 inches and can be accessed through the back. It has a door that folds down for easy egg gathering. The chicken run is located underneath the house, it is 24 square feet. There is a door in the front to gain access onto the chicken coop and another door on the hen house that is large enough to reach in for easy cleaning.
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