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    Dear All

    I see a few threads on plans for building coops. I am starting to sketch up our designs we use here and will pin them into this post for all to use. Please note, i am offering these free for you to use or not as you so wish.

    Please do not offer them for sale anywhere, i offer them free, you do too please

    The first plan is what we use as a broody coop or a temporary housing, or even as a breeding trio housing for pekins. The house if 2' square which is adequate for a breeding trio of bantams or even a pair of silkie. Obviously the run would need extending, but the beauty of this design is that the run is modular so you can jsut keep extending it by the 2' modules as needed.

    See what you think. Feel free to use or not as you so desire. As stated, we use this design for temporarily housing breeding groups of bantams, broodies or when we take in waifs and strays. I do not suggest using this as a long term housing situation, however, it you stick to a smaller run you could move it to fresh ground i suppose.

    If it doesnt seem clear on the thumbnail, right click the image and download it to you PC and view it from there. If you want it even clearer, PM me and i will email you the PDF version, however, it is nearly 1.3mb in size so not for the light hearted!
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    I've saved that - Thank You!

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    Thanks ?Mike. I think I've saved it too!

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    lol - hes in the process of drawing a few up so watch this space!!!

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    Thanks Bramble

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    next installment.

    a 4' x 2' house with 6' run. We typically use this for a breeding trio of cochin or large fowl during the season. The house is large enough at 4' x 2' to place a drinker and feeder within the house so that the food doesnt get mouldy. Positioning of perches is optional again to your chosen method (removable or none removable) but if you do place in perches, make sure that they are at the opposite end to the feeder or the birds will poop into the food!

    the run is made from a modular frame, 6' x 3' which you can choose to have 6' long and 3' high, or 3' long and 6' high if you want to walk into the run. Again you can keep adding the panels to the run for as long as you need the run to be. roof panel is just a side panel, screwed to the top. If you want better access for cleaning and its only 3'high, then hinge the top panel so it can be opened up all the way to allow you to step in and muck out.

    Again, right click to download or ask for the PDF

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    Whilst copying Brambles plans to peruse at a later date I came across this very basic plan for a collapsible run or coop that is all hinged together and can be folded flat when not in use!
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    installment 3 - the modular 3' run and house, with house above run.

    this was our first layers run here in the sticks, and was made using 2" thick timber a 50mm heavy duty security mesh to stop the foxes!

    It seems to work well, and the three foot modules can be added to as you need to. if you want to save wood, rather than make up 3 x 3' panels for a 9' run, just use one 9' long piece of wood with the verticals in the right place to staple the mesh to.

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