The Best Chicken Coop In the World!


| 4/16/2019 10:49:00 AM


 

I know it’s a grandiose claim, but after testing out our Egg Cart'n Chalet from www.eggcartn.com and after trying other options over the years, this clever design ticks all of the boxes for our homestead. My daughter and I made a video unboxing, setting up and revealing this build.

Just a few years back, as rookie homesteaders, one of the first things we did (like many new homesteaders) was build a chicken coop. We ended up building an aesthetically pleasing, heavy duty design, but we missed the mark on so many levels.

First, we way overbuilt our coop. It wasn’t our intention, we used standard construction materials, shingles on the roof, treated plywood, 2x4s, etc, but in the end this thing could withstand a hurricane. What we overlooked was the fact that wood rots. Even though we protected the floor with linoleum the floor still rotted, twice! I’m convinced our chicken’s poo is akin to battery acid!

The coop is well built but its a nightmare to clean out. It’s the most dreaded chore on our homestead. Drag out a tarp, scoop out the old bedding and waste. It’s stinky, messy and an inefficient process. 



After a few years the goats tore away the shingles on the egg door. We replaced them, they tore off more. We added more. The ram on the door broke. After a few years and some failed fixes the egg door is very heavy to lift each time.





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