Mark makes a chicken coop

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Mark makes a chicken coop

On Dinosaurs and Robots, our very own Mark Frauenfelder (MAKE Editor-in-Chief) has been documenting his backyard chicken coop build.

Building a Chicken Coop, Part 1

10 thoughts on “Mark makes a chicken coop

  1. Anonymous says:

    Couldn’t help but notice his neighbors house in the background. Guess they don’t mind waking up at the crack of dawn every day?

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    Make sure your chicken wire is tacked down really well.

    Even in suburban L.A., there are probably raccoons, coyotes, and who knows what that will try to break in.

    Are you going to put up a little fenced-off run for the hens?

  3. Jack says:

    I hope you put in two doors. Everyone knows a chicken coupe has two doors.

  4. Jack says:

    Of course, you could put in 4 doors, but then it would be a chicken sedan!

  5. Patti Schiendelman says:

    Uh-oh. You think kids get attached to Pleo, wait until they bond to the chickens. You aren’t planning on actually eating them, are you?

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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