I’m still amazed it only took 3 adults to get it loaded!!
For now, the chickens have a pretty shabby looking coop. It’s only a temporary measure until we have time to build them something a little more befitting.
They seem thrilled having twice as much room to roam as they had before (there is an additional run behind the coop), especially the ladies favored by Roo. He’s not overly aggressive, but he is twice as big as the ladies, and their bare backs are evident of his fervor.
We are leaning toward a design by the University is Tennessee. It’s a fairly simple design that allows for indoor storage and tending flock and eggs collection while out of the elements.
- A hinged roost so it could be lifted up, making cleaning under it easier and a poop chute opening in the wall would allow for ease of cleaning out the coop – open the chute door and shovel/sweep out the debris into cart or wheelbarrow and transport it to the compost pile. Easy!
- Move the nesting boxes to the opposite wall to allow for egg collection from the walkway/storage area
- The addition storage cabinets to hold meds and other small incidentals and a sink to make cleanup and water the chickens easier.
What are your chicken coop suggestions? Please leave a comment below.
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