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Portable Chook Houses

A collection of portable chook-houses from around Australia.

If you would like us to feature your portable chook house in this section and be in the running for the weekly prize, just email us your photos (high resolution) Include your location, state and a short description or even a few paragraphs about your chook house. Send email to: admin at chooknet dot com dot au

Chicken Coop Plans Update - Mk4 Coop
Saturday, 24 January 2009 10:33

The latest prototype for the A-Frame model in the plans library is finished!  There are two minor design changes, well actually design additions to be made before finalising the plans and releasing them.  There will be a free version of the plans with less detail for those with construction knowledge, plus a fully detailed version for sale from the ChookNet shop to help cover the costs of running ChookNet.  More designs will continue to be developed for the plans library.

For more details and photos of the latest Mk4 A-Frame coop click on the "Read more" link at the right ...

Gidgegannup, WA. A-Frame Coop Mk2 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2008 10:58

Gidgegannup, WA

Here is my second A-Frame coop, the dimensions of this coop are: 1200 wide and 1800 long.

Costs breakdown as follows:

  • Tanalith-E treated pine decking: $60 (arsenic free)
  • Aviary mesh for sides $35
  • Galv. handy mesh for base $65
  • Treated pine screws $20
  • Galv padbolts $12
  • Zinc plated hinges $14
  • Colorbond roofing - recycled (free) or $2/m from salvage yard
  • Exterior grade PVA wood glue - $14

This time I used heavy duty galvanised mesh for the floor which makes it much stronger when you move it around with a few chooks in it. The door was re-designed for ease of use and there is a second door at the rear for egg-collection. Again the roofing was recycled. I need to make about three more of these to keep up with the chickens hatching all over the place! Contributed by crazychook

Note: Plans for this chook house will be part of the ChookNet plans library currently under development.

Note 2: When using a metal roof for your coop, your coop should be located in the shade.  If the coop is in the direct sun on a hot summers day your chickens could die as they will naturally head for the shade of the covered area.

Contributed by crazychook

Important Note: I have since discovered from talking to a builder that the bottom rails in contact wiith the ground should have been made from something resistant to rot such as the more expensive batu decking, however batu is very tough to drill and will make your saw and drill bits blunt very quickly so I have continued to use treated pine.

Note: Plans for the final prototoype of this chook house (The Mk3) will be part of the ChookNet plans library currently under development.

Gidegannup, WA. A-Frame Coop Mk1 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 October 2008 10:01

Gidgegannup, WA

Here is my very first A-Frame coop, the Mk1. Cost about $70 to make from treated pine decking. (The new Tanalith-E treated pine is arsenic-free) Cost was about $42 for the timber and about $28 for the chicken wire and fixings. The roofing was recycled. I just need to make a set of removable wheels so I can move it easily! (I forgot about that) Contributed by crazychook

Note: When using a metal roof your coop should be located in the full shade.  A metal roof heats up and your chickens could die if the coop is in the direct sun as they will naturally head for the shade of the covered area.


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