Our First Chicken Coop June 2008
I built this recently and had it ready to be occupied for my chicks that arrived the day after fathers day. In the pics I didn't have the pop door cut out, but it is now and I built a screen door so that the main door can be open and the screen door gives it more light and ventilation. All in all the coop cost under $400.00 to build. It took me about two weekends to complete (I had a little help from a brother in law and my two children). Sorry if some are blurry-they are from a camera phone. Oh and I did run electricity to it for a light and one outlet (the light can be switched on/off the outlet is constantly on). We started with 13 Red stars 1 dominique, and 3 Auracaunas.
Framing front view
Standing at the door you can see the roosts on the right and nest boxes on the left
Enough roosts for more chickens than I think we will ever have. :o)
Better view from the door
First coat of paint
Our girls first night in the coop.
This winter after a year and a half in use
Recent goat add on
My new goats...Mari & Lily