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Chicken Coop Design and Construction

Chicken coop photos and design ideas from the subscribers of our free Keeping Chickens Newsletter. Many coop design and construction photos as well as detailed descriptions of the building of several traditional - and not so traditional - chicken coops!

Thanks to Pete Moss for these photos of the coop and run he has built in his back garden, in the heart of Nottingham City centre, England.

"The coop is 3 feet x 2 1/2 feet x 4 feet high, and made of marine plywood with 4 coats of of wood sealant outside, and 3 coats of yacht varnish inside I have also sealed all the joints to make it easier to clean and wipe out Red mites.

The run is 10 feet long, by 5 feet wide at one end tapering to 3 feet at the other, 7 feet high, and sheltered by a Silver Birch tree, and a large Buddlia (Butterfly bush). I have sunk the weld mesh into the ground all the way round to deter vermin and predators."