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Chicken Coop Plans?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Izzy, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    My wife & I are planning on raising chickens for eggs. Does any one here, have some coop plans on PDF they would be willing to share. We are planning on having 4-6 hens.

    Thank you!:thumbup:
     
  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    For that small of a flock, a simple pallet chicken coop will be just fine.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Do you have any pics, or plans?
     
  4. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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  5. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Been lookin on line! Just wondering what the "like minded" had to show.
     
  6. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Go here and take a look at the forums they have plenty of pics to look at. I got my ideas from there for my chicken mansion:laugh: I will find a pic and post it up.
     
  7. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking the same thing you are.However I'm not into building a coop so I've been looking in buying one.Just wonder if my yard is large enough.

    Thin there are the city ordinances to worry about.
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rubbermaid storage shed that I got on CL for most of my flock. 3-4 or the hens seem to like cramming themselves into a little house I made out of a ~40gallon black plastic pot with a door cut out and an old satellite dish on top. A couple of others use the plastic storage bin condo I made for them.

    I suspect the Rubbermaid storage shed may get more crowded once the cold Gorge winds start blowing. Otherwise, chickens aren't too picky.
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    aw, i thought this was a thread about weigh stations. we truckers call those things "chicken coops."
     
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  10. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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  11. gearheadbill

    gearheadbill Everett area Member

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    Nice coop! You have 'royal' chickens?
     
  12. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    A blind relative built his coop only 2' tall with the top panels all hinged so he could get chickens or eggs without going inside the coop.
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This is my next project . This is a no brainer if you have a little area in the back yard. A couple for eggs and the rest for friers.And if your area is like here,there are plenty of little critters for them to feed on.
    The tractor coops seem to be the best idea as you may want to move it,if you don't have an established farm.
     
  14. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    Do you know why chicken coops only have 2 doors?




    Because if it had 4 doors, it would be a chicken sedan!!!!
     
  15. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    Check with the city. I've been looking into this for the spring and our city limits to 3 hens.
     
  16. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    yea you gotta watch out them chicken checkers will bust you before you know there there:banghead:
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Plan on building it to defend against a loose dog, the most common way they get killed
     
  18. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    The Chicken Mahal - BackYard Chickens Community

    This is the one I built. $20 for the well written plans and about $100 for the wood (I think it was that much). Nice and portable, the wife and I can walk it around the property with 6 chickens in it. Even in the cold of winter, we're getting 3+ eggs a day. Last year in the big, fixed coop we had, we were lucky to get 1 a day. The closeness of the top part keeps them fairly warm and comfy. I can email you the plans, if you want. PM me you email
     
  19. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Add possum, raccoon and weasel to that.
     
  20. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Can I add two questions here?

    1. What do you need to provide for shelter for the winter so the chickens don't freeze?
    2. Would a chicken coop work well for ducks?