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. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:44:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237122 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:13:34 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237122 With all new lumber, siding, metal roof and concrete work this coop cost between $1,200 and $1,800. I also had to purchase a few new tools to help with building. Biggest expenses are the metal roof and the siding. Going with alternatives to these can really cut your cost.

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By: Bailee http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237103 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:25:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237103 We are pricing out building a slightly larger coop but with the same design. Do you have an estimate on your costs?

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By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237063 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:41:53 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237063 Rick,
We currently do not have any plans drawn up. We only have the SketchUp files for reference. Sorry.
Scott

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By: Rick http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1237062 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:02:58 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1237062 Hi im not to good on the computer but good with plans. Is there anyway to get the plans emailed to me. And what is the cost

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By: Scott http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236992 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:43:39 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1236992 Laurie, The general rule of thumb for run space is approximately 7 square feet per bird. If they are Bantam’s you can go a little less. If you’re planning on giving them little yard time, you might want to increase it a little bit. Maybe instead of a 6′ x 12′ footprint, increase it to 8′ x 12′ footprint. The footing on our coop serves two purposes. One, like you mention, is to combat the higher water levels the area can get. But the other, and one that applies to your area, would be for predator protection. Raccoons, foxes and animals will try to dig into the coop. The footer prevents them for getting under, or at least a lot more effort is involved. You can also go with other means of protection like burying 12″ x 12″ x 1″ concrete paving stones in a vertical position beneath a layer of cinderblocks, or you can use a thick wire mesh or fence laid horizontally outward from under your base so when critters try to dig under they will run into it. Do not use chicken wire for this as it will fail over time. This type of protection is always easiest to install before the coop is built on top. Adding predator protection after the matter can be tough.

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By: Laurie http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236983 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:21:55 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1236983 Jaden and Scott, I think we will have a flock of 10 and want the ladies to have plenty of room. As we have hawks, eagles, raccoons and fox, they will not have the run of the yard unless we are out with them, would you double the size of the coop? Also, building in Denver, CO so drainage is not an issue. Would you still recommend a concrete foundation? Thanks!

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236817 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:10:32 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1236817 Gary – that’s fantastic! We’re so happy you love the coop!

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236816 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:09:46 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1236816 Hi Andrew – the plans are available to download – the link is at the end of the post, right before comments!

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By: Andrew Gomme http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236800 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:23:40 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1236800 Can you send me the plans in a PDF format.
Thank you
I am going to start the project next week.
Will send you photos when finished.

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By: gary http://steamykitchen.com/20640-the-palace-chicken-coop.html/comment-page-5#comment-1236797 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:42:49 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=20640#comment-1236797 Thanks for the great write up and plan!!! Built the coop last week that is virtually identical only larger in size. I really appreciate the attention to detail that you provided. My daughter and her family are a very happy group thanks to your generosity in sharing the plans. All the best.

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