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Building a Chicken Coop – Part 1: Framing

In the coming weeks we’ll be picking up our first flock of chickens. In this video we start the process of building their new home – clearing the perfect spot, setting out the foundations and building the majority of the underlying framing for the hen house and chicken run.

In subsequent parts of this series we will install predator proofing, a roof, doors, windows, roosting bars, nest boxes and clad the whole house to give it structure and a nice rustic charm.

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