Your Hometown Feed Store Since 1983
Farm N Ranch
Our first visitor
Went out to go work on the coop today and there was a bird, just itchin' to get in.
Sweep the inside, outside, top of the coop. Get out a vacuum if you need to. Make sure your canvas is clean before you paint it.
Seal the floors
Using a good primer, seal the floors of your chicken coop. It'll help your chickens and coop stay clean.
Start in the corner
Don't paint yourself into a corner!
Nice and clean
Paint the nesting boxes
I probably only needed to paint the bottoms of these nesting boxes, but I got carried away. Either way, they look good.
Our plywood needed two coats of paint. I started with our main color and painted everything I could.
Paint the ramp
I painted just this much of the ramp, then used a roller with our accent color to paint the steps. Very easy and quick.
Cut the chicken wire
Be careful! Chicken wire may be the most dangerous part about this whole coop. Wear gloves if you can. Looking back, that would have been a great idea.
Attach wire to windows
This part is easy. Just make sure to pull the chicken wire tight and staple on every other connection.
Attach chicken wire to top
We created a vent in the top of our coop that also needs to be covered by chicken wire. I found it easiest to attach to the bottom, then staple up to the ceiling.
Fill 'er up
All you need now are some chickens