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My Dreamy Blue Coop

February 2014 we lost our entire flock of hens to neighborhood dogs.  We were devastated.  We weren't sure we would ever get hens again, but as time went by we decided we did want a new brood, but we wanted to make a safer place! My sweet husband agreed to build me a fabulous new coop.  We sat down and began designing together.  We decided on a 3' wide, 8' long, and 6.5' tall coop. We are only allowed 6 hens on our lot so we knew it would be ample.  Not only did we design it to be sturdy and safe, we also put in some dream features.  I wanted a broody box for a sick,... read more

"Look what I found!" Chicken coop!!

So my girlfriend and I have been talking about chickens for a few weeks now so we decided to build a coop yesterday.  We had picked up some A-Frame braces from a local granite counter top dealer that I had in the garage so we decided to modify what we had.  I always save my scrap wood from previous jobs and this is what its been waiting for ha. We live in the city so we don't have a ton of space but we made it work. I think ha. We are open to any "newbies" advice or tricks!       read more

My Wit's end coop

Prologue: Basically, I've had chickens for a looooonnnnggg time, but always made the coops out of supplies I had on hand; never making "what I wanted" but "what worked". Well, that all changed this spring! I went to the feed store to buy dog food.... and came back with five chicks, and my first four ducks... yeah... well, needless to say, I needed a new, larger coop for these, oh, and the 30 that were already in the incubator! So, I made some plans! My family has always joked that our last name being Wit, we always drive each other to our wits end! And My chicken math... read more

Dr. Suess Coop

We are first time chicken owners. We wanted to have some fun with this. The kids decided on a  Dr. Suess themed coop. I looked around online and didn't find to many ideas. I am not a big fan of following a plan anyway, so we had to wing this one. I wanted to make the most out of every board and sheet of plywood. So I started to lay some boards on the ground and made sure they fit on a half sheet of ply     From here I just built the outside and worked out the doors and windows once I had it roughed out.             Since It gets pretty cold here in... read more

Very Low Cost But Tons of Work: Recycled Coop

    Disclaimer: My coop is designed to blend in rather than stand out.  Because of that, in most of the pictures the coop seems to take 2nd place to other elements, as here is the back and only side that will allow an entire picture!   Very Low Cost But Tons of Work: Recycled Coop/Greenhouse/Grape Arbor/Seating Bower My coop “Coop De Vittle“, as with all DIY coops, is based on our own circumstances: Reusing/repurposing materials is a personal ideal and an intriguing challenge We are gardening fools We aren’t actually supposed to have fowl in our community (and... read more

Gibbs Chick Wagon

We were given an old camper and decide to convert it into a chicken coop. What a fun process, and our six ISA Brown ladies and very happy with the results! Please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a78z_qpLpY4 to see the "before" video, and to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBN5lbuYGB8 to see the "after" video. We call the camper the "Gibbs Chick Wagon" since they give us breakfast every day! read more

yet to be named coop...still in progress

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level or not

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Fulton Coop

This is the coop that I created. Its roughly 8'w x 15'l x 6'h.           Sketchup plans for the frame: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-HO-pjgGrNaSDVhc0pCN3VVV2c/view?usp=sharing   I will post the plans for the nesting boxes and interior once I finish creating them in sketchup.   It currently doesn't have any outside access to the nest boxes which I will probably be one of the first modifications I make.    read more

Old McDoedoe's coop

This is the front of my coop. It's a modified version of the Wichita, modified to use less materials and require less work to construct. Box is 4' x 4' x 4' and the run is 4' x 10'. With those modifications, it only required 3 sheets of plywood for the box. I also used regular chicken wire instead of hardware cloth. By nailing 1/4" 2 x 4 strips on top of the chicken wire where it's stapled, it becomes much stronger. Door is handmade from cedar. Nesting box is simple. 3 boxes for anticipated 6 chickens. I have 4 now. I figured using a back door instead of... read more

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