The Coop Library

Welcome to the Cluckingham Ornithological Organization Palace (COOP) Library!

We decided early on that chickens, especially Literary Ladies and Bookish Boys, deserve adventures and grass- two things they just can’t get stuck in a stationary coop. To that end, we designed a traveling home for these oh-so-special birds. So now, when the chickies eat all the grass in their yard, we simply hook the Coop Library up to the truck and move it on to some new, fresh grass- and fresh ADVENTURE!

The plan: Create a moveable home for the chickens, complete with yard, 2 sections, nest boxes, roosts, windows and ventilation.

The materials: Luckily for us, the Librarian’s grandfather never let’s anyone get rid of anything and it finally came in handy! The only thing that needed to be purchased for the ENTIRE coop was a bag of metal roofing screws.

  • old hay wagon: free
  • stack and stacks of wood: free
  • 25 sheets of 20 ft tin roofing: free
  • 2 doors: free
  • window: free
  • nails and screws: free
  • old shelves: free
  • nest boxes made from old beehive boxes: free
  • gate: free
  • fencing: free
  • roof turbine: free
  • 55 gallon drum: free
  • 1 bag metal roofing screws: $15
  • labor: $250 (thank heaven for my friend, Danny Do-All)

Total: $265

for more details, check my BYC Coop Page

getting the frame up on the old hay wagon

the interior

the finished product!

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