Chicken Coup

Our friends on the Cape bought chickens!  All they needed was somewhere to put them.  I was asked to design a coup for them. The first issue was how big, not to small not too large. [caption id="attachment_291" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Young chickens Young chickens[/caption] [caption id="attachment_287" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Chicken coup footprint Footprint for a chicken coup.[/caption] Eventually, we decided on a smaller size with room for the chickens to run around underneath the coup. [caption id="attachment_288" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Coup design Chicken coup design[/caption] The whole project needed to be completed in two days over the w/end. It was a stretch as buying all the wood from Home Depot and getting it down to the site was a challenge. The room came from Lowes - corrugated transparent sheets. [caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Coup design Chicken coup design[/caption] The egg laying box was on the end and whole coup needed to be wired-up to keep the critters out. [caption id="attachment_290" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Coup Final construction.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_292" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Chicken coup roof. Chicken coup roof.[/caption]

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