Chicken Coop in the Rocky Mountains

Thanks for sharing your beautiful coop Willow Creek Farm. Nice design, easy access, and secure. A fine example of the ideal housing for chickens.


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7 Responses to Chicken Coop in the Rocky Mountains

  1. bulldog says:

    This looks very luxurious for the chooks..

  2. This is a well thought out coop but for one problem. Most areas in the Rockies are prone to seasonal winds. There is no wind protection. I would enclose the 3 outside walls under the coop itself for wind protection. Other than that, this is a very human serviceable coop!

    • tbnranch says:

      That’s a pretty big enclosed raised area, I think that’s probably plenty. It would be easy to board it up in the cold months, maybe they do! I feel silly, but I board up mine… as if it’s too cold here in the winter. I just took them off yesterday… it was 93. ha ha

    • We do get winds here, but it hasn’t seemed to bother the hens or effect their production or weight gain or anything. When it is too cold or too windy they choose to stay inside, and we only house 5 hens in this area so they have plenty of space inside or out. Also, the winds here swirl quite a bit because of the large evergreen trees, they aren’t steady from one direction, so short of closing in the entire pen nothing would cause a windbreak/protection for them.

      • tbnranch says:

        Yeah, mine don’t seem to mind staying in their ‘living quarters’ in inclement weather. I think it’s so cute when they stick just their head out their door to check and see if it’s still raining. They don’t care about anything but RAIN. ha ha

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