Every chook needs a coop and this one’s a beauty! There’s plenty of room for loads of hens and it has all the mod-cons a discerning chicken needs. Plus, a full-height coop makes cleaning much easier.
Position your coop in a shady spot so the chickens keep their cool, and don’t forget to name your shed and signpost it!
Silkie chickens are ideal for a backyard coop. These particular ladies have been dyed as they’re in show business. They're part of a bird show run by entertainer Kris Stanley and perform at aged-care facilities.
Recycled liquid drums make great nesting boxes, while a ramp is a necessity for the flightless Silkies.
If you want to build this full-size chicken shed, we've put all the step-by-step instructions and pictures on a project sheet to make the job easier for you. You'll also find a materials list and shopping details for supplies.
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