Comments on: The Palace Chicken Coop: Free Chicken Coop Plan http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:27:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237448 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:51:52 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237448 2 boxes should be fine for 3-5 birds.

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By: Debora Cadene http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237445 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:26:57 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237445 Thanks Jaden. Having the dimensions, will fill in a few other blanks for me, and I can put my uprights in. My coop is only 5 x 10, but I made the hen house 4 x 5, so even though I ‘m only “planning” on a maximum of 3- 5 birds, I thought 3 nesting boxes would be better then 2…or would 2 be fine?

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237436 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:56:34 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237436 Hi Debora-

DLM is “Deep Litter Method” – which is the pine shavings (or other bedding). The bedding is about 6″ deep, so you want the boxes to be level or at least a little higher than the bedding. Scott might have photos on the nesting boxes build- he’ll check for you later this morning.

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By: Debora Cadene http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237435 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:23:50 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237435 Hey guys. I’m building this coop, and am pretty excited about it. I have the walls up, as well as the roof. I just need to shingle it. I am ready to start framing in the hen house floor, and am thinking ahead to the nesting boxes. In the last picture in your Chicken coop framing section, you have a picture that shows the nesting boxes from inside the hen house. You note that the nesting boxes are up about 6 inches off the floor to allow for the DLM……..what is DLM? and why didn’t you just put the nesting boxes flush with the floor? I’m also wondering if you may have written down, or shown us readers, how you cut and built the nesting boxes.
Thanks bunches and your coop is awesome!!

Debora Cadene

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By: brandie http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237415 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:24:32 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237415 could you please email me your plans? I downloaded them & the google sketch program, but I cannot get it open.
Thanks!

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237339 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:23:04 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237339 Hi Paul! I’ll let Scott answer re: clearance. As for the linoleum tile, they’ve started coming up – I think that even though the bedding is dry, our weather here in Florida is so darn humid that the tiles give up. We cleaned out the coop last month for Spring cleaning, and saw a couple of tiles come up. But it’s an easy fix, we still have a box of the tile, so we can just replace any that pop up. This might be easier than trying to replace an entire sheet.

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By: Paul http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237336 Tue, 26 May 2015 02:42:06 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237336 Scott;

Great design! I finished most of the framing today. Can you please tell me how much clearance you used on the doors with hinges (main, coop)?

How are the linoleum tiles holding up? Would you use linoleum sheet instead?

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By: Zak http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237233 Sat, 09 May 2015 15:11:44 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237233 I downloaded the SketchUp files and can open them. If they’re available, how do I view the measurements in this? Thanks!!!

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237225 Fri, 08 May 2015 11:25:50 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237225 Hi Melissa – Those are the only format we have. It’s in Google Sketchup, so you will need to download Sketchup to open it.

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By: Melissa http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237219 Thu, 07 May 2015 14:00:07 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237219 I am unable to open the plans to print. I was wondering if you could please email me a file wih the plans.

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