Banty B and B Chicken Coop Plans
Our four bantam ameraucanas were an impulse purchase. They were on sale at the end of the season for $1 each. How could we pass?
They were unequivocally rejected by The Girls; they are chicken coop drop outs. So what could we do, but build another chicken coop!
This coop was designed specifically for our bantam hens, but with a few minor changes this could work for a couple of larger chickens.
Paul had a design in mind for this “Banty B and B” when we started, but made up a lot of the design as he went along. He is drawing up plans for this and we will make them available here when he’s finished.
Click on the thumbnails for larger pics of the Banty B and B construction and move in.
The Banty B and B concept
Pre-building coop / run sides
Completed coop/run side wall frame
Lap joint used in coop framing
Completed coop/run framing
Fitting the coop floor
Coop floor installed
Painted floor and back cleat in place
Three nesting boxes framed in
Stops installed for egg collection door
Upper deck installed over nesting boxes
Coop door and chicken door
Roost and non-opening window
Vent holes drilled in side
Bantam chicken coop in progress – named “the Banty B and B.”
The coop vent
The ramp entering the run
Access door to the run
Front door with a drip edge over top
Full on view of the coop inside
The opening to the nesting boxes
The upper deck
The Banty Chicken B and B
The completed Banty Coop