Build a sturdy cordwood chicken coop!

DIY Cordwood Chicken Coop
Build a durable cordwood chicken coop!

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Here’s a great-looking coop that will protect your chooks from predators and bad weather. You can build your backyard chickens a cordwood chicken castle using some simple materials and a bit of know-how. This coop will provide your chickens with a safe and comfortable home, while also adding a bit of charm to your backyard.

Cordwood construction is an old and straightforward building technique that makes use of wood and mortar. It’s really simple – instead of bricks or stones, wood is set in a bed of mortar that is slightly smaller than the width of the wood. Put more mortar around and over the wood, and repeat the process until you’ve completed your walls.

This building technique has been used for centuries and is a great way to use up leftover wood or construction debris. Plus, cordwood construction is extremely versatile – it can be used to build walls, floors, roofs, and even furniture.

Before you decide to build a cordwood chicken coop, it’s important to do your research and understand the process. While it may seem like a simple and straightforward project, there are some important factors to consider before getting started.

For example, you’ll need to choose the right location for your coop. It’s important to find a spot that’s level and well-drained, and that gets plenty of sunlight. You’ll also need to make sure the coop is big enough to comfortably accommodate your chickens. Once you’ve found the perfect spot, it’s time to start gathering your materials. You’ll need cordwood, of course, as well as chicken wire, insulation, and other supplies.

When building a cordwood chicken coop, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to ensure a good, sturdy structure. Firstly, the walls of a cordwood building should be around 12 to 18 inches thick. This will help to ensure the stability of the coop.

Additionally, it is important to use good quality, well-seasoned wood for the cordwood chicken coop, as this will help to prevent the wood from rotting or decaying over time. Finally, it is also important to make sure that the cordwood chicken coop is properly sealed and protected from the elements, as this will help to prolong the life of the coop.

For people with a small backyard, this dimension can be a bit too much. But depending on the size of your chicken coop and yard, you might be able to build a cordwood castle with six-inch walls. Again, make sure you do enough research and ask people who are knowledgeable in this subject. đŸ™‚

See more examples of a cordwood chicken coop by viewing our album below. And if you want to learn more about the building process of the featured cordwood chicken coop above, you can head over to the link at Backyard Chickens!

You’ll need these materials for your cordwood chicken coop:

  • 2×6 Lumber
  • 6×6 Lumber Posts
  • 2×4 Lumber
  • Sand
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Door Hinges
  • Deck Screws and Nails
  • Cement Mixing Tub or Wheelbarrow (for mixing mortar)
  • Mortar Mix

(Mortar Mix Ingredients)

  1. 9 part Sand
  2. 6 part Lime
  3. 6 part Sawdust
  4. 2 part Portland Cement
  5. Water (until “wet snowball” consistency is achieved)

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Circular Saw
  • Shovel
  • Trowel
  • Belt Sander
  • Spirit Level
  • Cordless Power Drill
  • Hammer

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Thanks to Backyard Chickens for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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