|Pollo Loco Chook Palace|
We salvaged 2x4's and other wood from family and friends and craigslist. We had to purchase the hardware cloth and the roofing, but the rest of the coop is all salvaged and reclaimed. We sited the coop along the back wall of the garage and in a corner with the property fence....so it is very protected from any Winter winds and shaded from most Summer sun. The large people sized door makes it easy to get in and clean out the coop.
The run is fully enclosed and is about 65 square feet. The wood frame walls sit on CMU blocks we found in the basement to keep them mostly out of the wet ground. The hardware cloth is buried 12 inches into the ground on all sides to prevent digging predators and rodents from getting into the coop.
|View of food bucket, grit and oyster shell|
|Pepper at the waterer and our large composter beyond|
|Close up of the auto-waterer|
|View of entry to the hen house|
|New roost bars and step into nest box area|
|Rooster hook found at a thrift store, painted to match the roofing|