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. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:52:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Pavers Yarrabee http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237737 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:37:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237737 Hi Jaden, you husband has done a great job and i must follow your plan for building it…

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By: LeAnn http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237669 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:43:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237669 Hi. I am new to raising chickens and have searched everywhere for free coop plans. I like your plan and downloaded both Google sketchup and your plans to my Mac but cannot open them. Can you email them to me please? Thanks.

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By: Stacy Boncheff http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237627 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:58:48 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237627 What a wonderful job you have done creating this site. I like Scott said in his post have been spending countless hours researching what I wanted to build and ended up with 4 candidates. I put them all in a spreadsheet with pictures and did some quick calculations and made comparisons to recommended space needs for coops and runs. I then allowed my wife to take a look at the 4 candidates and pick her choice on aesthetics. Well in the end you guessed it, your coop won out for me.

I then downloaded the Sketchup program and played around with it, figured out I didn’t know what the heck I was doing then went to the tutorials. After I got more comfortable with the program, I realized I was going to be in some trouble since by nature I am a perfectionist. What I noticed is the lumber measurements given in Sketchup all are based on 2X4s being actually 2″ X 4″ which they are not since they are 1.5″ X 3.5″. So I then went and checked all dimensions and found the same everywhere.

So I have a few questions.
1. Have you developed any other plans and if so, could you send me everything you have including any other pictures or details others may have submitted.
2. Has anyone noticed this and modified the Sketchup drawings.
3. As i proceed to building this, are you available by email to answer any questions or do I need to just post here.

Again, wonderful job with the write up and the design. And just wanted to say one thing I noticed. This has obviously become a big part of your life and I am extremely impressed how you have kept answering people’s questions for years and supported this wonderful hobby of ours. You guys are the best and I really appreciate the family atmosphere exhibited in the write up and your responses. Don’t see that a lot anymore in this world.

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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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