Small Modern Chicken Features
- Modern style
- The narrow profile fits anywhere
- All you need for chickens is a coop, nesting box and run combo
- Removable floor and nesting box for cleaning
- Easy cleaning – just open the door and remove and replace with a straw
- DIY Friendly – designed for a sheet of tin
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FAQ About this Chicken
How Do I Insulate? – There are many different ways to insulate. The ceiling can be insulated with foam board, and attached with foam board fasteners to stay in place. The floor can be insulated with a thick layer of straw. Walls can be insulated with reflective insulation rolls, cardboard, or foam – but may need 1/4″ plywood on top to prevent chickens from knocking. Doors can be covered with blankets for the winter. Avoid an airtight seal, allow the coop to breathe.
Can I double the width? Yes, you can easily add 36″ to the width to make a double size coop and use two sheets of tin on top. I would love to make a plan if there is enough interest.
Is it heavy? Yes, it’s heavy. My husband and I managed to move it, but it was not easy. I suggest a pair of hands to help move it. Consider prefabbing the panels in the garage, then assembling the pieces into a long term chicken house.
Will it be blown away by the wind? If you live in a windy area, do not orient it wide in the direction of the wind. It’s strong and I’d be surprised to see it explode.
What type of wood should I use? Douglas fir for 2x4s is a good choice, a good balance between cost and longevity. Douglas fir can last almost as long as a cedar.
What finish should I use? I finished the outside with a water based semitransparent stain. I left the inside unfinished. It may be a good idea to add thick coats of polyurethane to the floor to help clean it.