So, we have some lovely chickens, which means it is time to build them a house at camp. I decided on building them a triangular chicken coop, with a nightly hutch off the ground so predators cannot get in. We are at camp, and I know we have foxes, raccoon, and neighbor dogs to contend with here. However, I still wanted to give the chickens free range field access. So, I drew up these chicken coop plans for use in a program with our Counselors in Training (Juniors and Seniors in high school next year).
They were tremendously helpful in framing the coop, and helping to hold and use the screw. We didn’t make as much progress as we had hoped for though, as I failed at my trigonometry, and called for cutting the wrong angles.
By the end of the programming session, we had the base on the coop part of the tractor, with all of the struts up. Which was 2.5 hours of work! This process took a lot longer than I expected!
The coop is 8-9 inches above the ground, so the chickens can still hide under it in the shade on bad days. The sides of it were constructed with airflow vents at the top (sealed off with 1/2″ hardware cloth). There was a door cut into the side of the inside triangle that allows for easy entry and exit into the coop area for the night.
That is all for now. Hopefully will have more stuff later.
Really great project, Love that you shared it with the young folks.