The picture below shows the rear view of the coop. The openings are to the nest area and will have doors with latches to keep predators (and grandkids) from getting in. On each side, Scott will cut pieces of plywood to fit and add hinges to the outside. It will make it easier to keep the interior clean. He is going to run the chicken wired down along the bottom so the chickens have an additional area to access.
The next picture shows the front of the coop. There will be ramps from the doors to the ground. He built it higher in the front to allow for rain run-off and a place to put a perch. We are putting a galvanized tin roof on the top; but, you can see that there is a space along the front that doesn't reach where the roof will be. Scott left that open so that he can put wire across it and allow for ventilation inside the coop.
|back of coop|
|front of coop|
|side of coop|
I've done some research to see which chickens are the best for the hot climate we have in Texas. I also do not want to mess with raising chicks. We hope to get our first chickens around Easter time. So far, I'm really please with what Scott has done. I can't wait to see if completed.