A Frame Mansion
Okay, so it's not really a mansion. This was my first attempt at building any type of structure, much less a chicken coop. I bought a few chickens (Rhode Island Red I think) from a friend and decided to build them a coop with scrap wood I had on my land. Almost 100% of it was built with recycled materials or items I had on hand. I paid a total of $9 for the hinges. It originally started as a basic A-Frame coop, but them turned into a 2 story coop after I decided that there wasn't enough space for them in the A-Frame. there are 3 nesting boxes with a hinged door on the back. The lattice wood piece on the front has a hinge that opens up and allows me to get inside, and the ramp to the second floor also has a hinge that allows me to pull it up so that we can move the coop around our property. I used 2x2's that I cut from 2x10's, 2x4's, random pieces of plywood and fence wood, and a piece of tin roof that blew off of our old shed. I would still like to like to put a window or something on the back of the coop, maybe above the nesting boxes. This is my first time raising chickens so we will see how it goes. Thanks for looking.