Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chicken coop

This is the chicken coop that I built for the infamous Huxley 6 chickens:
During construction

It is a 4'x8' A frame with the nesting boxes and roost in the top of the triangle. The bottom is open so the chickens can peck around in the grass.

The roof sides are removable for cleaning the coop and the ends also open on hinges to access eggs and the chicken run below.

Entertaining the neighborhood

The runway into the top of the coop can be opened and shut from the outside. It is hard to see, but there is a wire that runs to the bottom that goes through an eye at the top of the coop and then out the side.

Anyway, the most complicated of my woodworking projects - lots of angles and no table saw or miter saw. I am embarrassed to admit but I basically threw a temper tantrum when I started it because it seemed too big of a project to get done and the chickens were getting big and smelly in the garage. So I am publicly apologizing to my wife and children for growling at them while working.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Impressive hen house!

Jon said...

Nice. I get cranky when I do stuff like that and don't have the right tools as well.

Sharona said...

I love the hen house and not want to copy your plans. I have a "fake" miter saw but I believe it will work...at least that is the hope. We aren't having too many chickens, just a few but enough.

Brian G. said...

Let me know Sharon and we can send you a copy of the plans. I used Leila's quilt ruler that has lines for the different angles drawn on it and a regular saw.

Becca said...

Aha! The Huxley 6 chickens post got removed from Leila's blog! I definitely understand why you guys would remove it . . . buuuuut . . .do you happen to still have it as a draft? Could you email me a copy?

I hope I am not re-opening old woulds . . .

Becca said...

woulds = wounds

I hope that's not some weird Freudian Slip . . .