The appearance of wild flocks of chickens around New Orleans since Katrina has put a yearning in my heart for a few of my own. This coop has the potential to be inexpensive to do. Framing lumber and roofing would be the largest purchases. Recycle some screened windows and the rest pallets, pallets, pallets. Here, they are free from the newspaper.
Love the shed roof on this one...
Removable nest boxes. Heavy-duty mesh floor allows manure to fall through, so the coop stays clean inside. Back door drops down for easy egg collecting. Chicken and egg door lock to keep hens safe. An interior perch allows hens to relax in a comfortable position. Vents and doors with galvanized wire mesh allow for plenty of fresh air. Area below coop is 25 sq ft of run space. Enclosed with small galvanized-wire mesh to keep out rats and tiny raccoon hands. Ladder can be raised via cord.