Fitzhugh Creek LLC Farm and Emporium

Chicken Coop

The chicken coop actually is the coop itself and the attached run. Mary really wanted to get chickens and my estimates were we could make a bunch just selling eggs. Boy was I wrong. When we fed certified organic and had any broken eggs we couldn't even pay for the food.

But, I digress. We intended to have under 48 birds which meant (12) nest boxes, 48 ft of roost and 480 ft of area, including the run. We ended up with 240+48=288 ft which means we can only accomodate about 28 when they are enclosed in the run. Nick and I bend the hoops by constructing a jig using information I got off the web on metal spring back. Everything else was pretty much wood and wire.