MOTHER's Chicken Mini-Coop

How to construct this small home for chickens, including chicken mini-coop framing, installing the wall-sheathing, bringing the trusses together and diagrams.



The chicken mini-coop can be easily moved around the yard and garden by just one person, so the birds can feed on fresh grass and bugs as much of the year as possible.
The chicken mini-coop can be easily moved around the yard and garden by just one person, so the birds can feed on fresh grass and bugs as much of the year as possible.
PHOTO: STEVE MAXWELL
Diagram: Begin by cutting parts for the five triangular trusses you'll need to make the coop's frame.
Diagram: Begin by cutting parts for the five triangular trusses you'll need to make the coop's frame.
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Assemble the coop trusses using temporary spacers and small nails at the peaks.
Assemble the coop trusses using temporary spacers and small nails at the peaks.
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Diagram: To sheath the roof, nail 1/4-inch-thick, exterior-grade plywood on top of the 3/4-inch-think strips of solid wood that frame the coop's edges.
Diagram: To sheath the roof, nail 1/4-inch-thick, exterior-grade plywood on top of the 3/4-inch-think strips of solid wood that frame the coop's edges.
STEVE MAXWELL
Diagram: Side view of the mini-coop with wheels and axle.
Side view of the mini-coop with wheels and axle.
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Connect this trigger cup to a pail of water for a steady supply of clean water.
Connect this trigger cup to a pail of water for a steady supply of clean water.
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Chart: Chicken regulations for the city.
Chart: Chicken regulations for the city.
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