This is a great example of a nice aesthetically pleasing coop.
One of the most important buildings on any homestead is the chicken coop. On our homestead we eat eggs every morning. Pound for pound the chicken coop is the undisputed champion of providing meals. Our coop is located where we can see it from our back door. So when it came time to build it we knew it had to look good too. We chose to make it look like a small rustic cabin, and were able to acquire rough cut hemlock for the exterior. This also saved money in the end, as the lumber also has some natural resistance to rot. The next challenges when building a coop are to maximize space and ease of use. We chose to put the nesting boxes directly in front of the door, this made it easier to get breakfast in the morning.
The floor space behind the door can be used by…
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