Cadillac Ranch is an excellent backyard chicken coop. It is state of the art with consideration of the best practices in poultry science, study of the best backyard coop designs, years of experience, and input from several experts in the field.
Cadillac Ranch Coop is designed to be low maintenance, predator resistant, odor free, attractive, and portable. The coop interior is designed to house six to eight normal sized chicken comfortably, keep the chickens healthy, and enhance healthy egg production.
Proven & centuries old livestock barn drafting is utilized to thermodynamically draw & exhaust air – keeping the chickens cool in the hot Texas summers.
Cadillac Ranch is approximately 3′ x 8′ with a 7′ tall clerestory peak. It is designed to fit through most fence gates and is lightweight enough to be moved around the yard. Optional wheels & handles can be added to make it a portable chicken tractor for moving around and fertilizing the lawn.
The coop interior is 6′ x 3′ with three roosting rods, screened windows, and a screened clerestory roof window. The floor of the coop is framed for deep litter composting and minimal maintenance. All inside surfaces are painted & wipeable to avoid mite and insect problems.
Four spacious nesting boxes (two each side) are provided with hinged roofs for easy collection of fresh eggs.
A chicken pen area of 3′ x 8′ is incorporated below the coop and is fenced with predator resistant welded wire, sides and bottom. The pen floor is set up for deep mulch composting as well.
The pen area is shaded & below the coop to provide the chickens protection from the hot Texas sun and rain. An operable trap door and ladder allows the chickens to move from the coop to the pen area.
The pen area for the base coop model can accommodate up to six normal sized chickens, if they are penned 100% of the time. If free-ranging is utilized, up to 8 chickens can be kept. Optional attachable pens can also be added on any side of the base pen.
Coop walls are constructed of T1-11 exterior siding, primed and painted both sides with long life exterior paint. The coop floor is plywood, primed & painted. All surfaces of the coop and pen are painted or stained.
The roof is constructed of polycarbonate corrugated panels that are lightweight, impact resistant, UV resistant and deter heat transmission. The roof is long life, aesthetically pleasing, and made of environmentally friendly recycled material.
Additional options are available for this coop, including solar power & lighting, automatic doors, predator deterrents/alarm systems, forced air ventilation, heat, automatic water systems, chicken video cam, and much more.
If you are interested in owning your own Cadillac Ranch, contact Mark Glover at 214-550-5017 or Mark@iMarkRealty.com
About the Design/Builder:
Mark Glover has years of experience with backyard chickens. He has written articles on getting started with backyard chickens, raised backyard chickens, and helped others to get started with backyard chickens. He has appeared in magazines, newspapers and on television discussing the proper care for backyard chickens. Mark and his wife Penny run Rheudasil Farms in Flower Mound, TX, which is their three acre mini-farm.
Mark is also the Founder of iMark Realty Advisors, a commercial real estate advisor and broker. For over 25 years, Mark has designed, built & developed many commercial buildings. His projects have included multi-story office buildings, retail centers, manufacturing facilities & community buildings. Mark can be reached at 214-550-5017 or Mark@iMarkRealty.com.