Our First Coop
by Thomas Corn
Five years ago we decided to raise chickens for eggs. So I had my wife find a picture of a coop she liked and I was to copy it.
When I was finished the coop looked nothing like the picture, basically I took the idea of having it off the ground with a run area underneath and then proceeded to build. I have been a woodworker for 30 some years but never built anything like this. The coop has electric and a 1000CFM fan for ventilation and thermostat controlled heat lamps. The coop is entirely screwed together. Unfortunately we had to find homes for our chickens because of zoning laws. But we are moving to Vermont and will do it again as we loved having the chickens. And that one will be done with post and beam construction.