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We have been interested for a while in raising chickens here at Barewood recently we bought a coop “kit”…meaning bunch of lumber and a used radial arm saw! We made a mobile coop (sometimes called a chicken “ark” or “tractor” capable of housing 3 or 4 birds. Here are a few pictures of the finished product.

The full view.

The full view.

From the coop side

From the coop side

The roost has a door that opens for cleaning and egg retrieval.

The roost has a door that opens for cleaning and egg retrieval.

The coop end has a removable gate held on by four of these latches

The coop end has a removable gate held on by four of these latches

The ramp up into the coop

The ramp up into the coop

An inside look at the roost, showing the nesting box I made, too.

An inside look at the roost, showing the nesting box I made, too.

 

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