Project by Dan Orasi in Meridian
I’m a woodworker, mostly furniture and custom cabinets. My girlfriend had been bugging me for months to build her a chicken coop. That’s how I came across these plans.
What a fun project, I loved every minute of it. Such a nice change from everything having to be perfect. I even fired up the cnc and carved some decorations and a hen shaped window.
I did a couple of small changes. I raised the floor by one foot and extended the roof by six foot. This gave the ladies a little more running room when in the pen.
However raising the height by a foot wasn’t the smartest, I hit my head a few times during the build. lol
Thank you so much for the great plans.
I love that you used the garage floor paint for the floor and nesting boxes. Very easy clean up. Love the decorative art work as well 🙂
Deb ~ California
Can I ask what pitch you used for the roof, and what you primed the floor with before coating with the epoxy?
Pitch was 10/12. I didn’t prime the floor at all. Seems to be holding up fine. I used rough-cut lumber for the floor so I did use painter’s caulk on the seams before the epoxy paint.
This is fabulous! Lucky hens…
Was wondering if we could see more pictures, and I was wondering how the chickens took to that style of flooring? Thanks, Rexx ~Oklahoma
Trees 2 Treasures chicken coop
Quick update on chicken coop. Very Happy with the Epoxy floor. Cleans up super easy. Cleaning coop once a week this time of the year with the hens out most of the day.
I found that a plastic snow rake to be the best cleaning tool. It works amazing takes less than ten minutes to pull out pine shavings and replace with new.
I came across this coop when searching for ideas on my build and fell in love. I would really like to ask you some questions about your modifications if I could contact you.