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Ready Coop Disassembly Instructions and Photos

Below are some photos of various stages of sustaining a flock of chickens, followed by photos of the disassembly process. If you have more questions about this versatile chicken coop, you can click here to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Photo of Mother hen in brooder with new chicks

Mother hen in brooder with new chicks. Ground nest still in place.
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Photo of chicks and mother hen still have separate quarters

Weeks later, chicks and mother hen still have separate quarters. Some chicks will go to sales barn.

We can now open both sides to the whole flock

I usually let them all free range but dog cages worked well as temporary runs. Best runs are 1" or less steel mesh.
 

Disassembly Process

Time to disassemble and disinfect the chicken coop Time to disassemble and disinfect the chicken coop, and move it to fresh ground (every 3 to 5 years)

 

Brooder roof is off. Brooder roof is off.

The walls come out of cedar foundation frame. The walls come out of cedar foundation frame.

Photo of Disassembly

Photo of Disassembly

I take the rich soil from the natural earth brooder floor.. I take the rich soil from the natural earth brooder floor..

and put it under my fruit trees. and put it under my fruit trees.

Brooder floor had 4" soil over1/2" steel mesh for natural drainage Brooder floor had 4" soil over1/2" steel mesh for natural drainage, and protected indoor hatching and scratching area.

 The roof of the main coop comes off. The roof of the main coop comes off.

The insulated ceiling comes out. The insulated ceiling comes out.

Unscrew the walls. Unscrew the walls.

Take the nest, roost, droppings tray, and cedar feed boards out. Take the nest, roost, droppings tray, and cedar feed boards out.

Photo of Disassembly

The main chicken coop floor is braced through blocks and has a galvanized steel sheet. The main chicken coop floor is braced through blocks and has a galvanized steel sheet.

Put it in the half ton pick-up. Put it in the half ton pick-up.

It all fits in, ready to go! It all fits in, ready to go!