Above is our finished chicken castle… the Coop (with a capital “C” — thank you very much). Made out of scrap wood and spare parts, it was one of the least expensive projects we’ve ever tackled. Watch it go up:
Scrap lumber to make nesting boxes for laying hens
Here the coop is on its back. Josh added side boards to support the nesting boxes.
Chicken wire on the bottom of the nesting boxes
Used an old parts container to make panels
Sweet tea & GRIT Magazine: two items that make farm projects enjoyable!
The boxes and floor are lined made with chicken wire and stapled into a frame
This is an easy solution to a perch… a branch that fell doen in a storm — trimmed to fit
Doors to Nesting Boxes Easy to make and VERY useful!
A large door on both ends makes for easy cleaning and viewing
We like the red barn look — cheerful. Be warned: paint is not cheap. Painting turned out to be the most expensive part of the project.