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Aussie backyard coop.

The wife and I have been contemplating a coop for a while. The build started when I was given a choice. Build one, or buy one! I wanted to build as I believe the quality would be better and last a lot longer. Only problem was... I had not made anything since first year of high school, and I only made a wooden pencil case. So my woodworking skills were lacking along with confidence to build one.   I began to plan by checking out many Coops on this site and Youtube. I then downloaded a design program and drew up a rough design with rough measurements. This was not the... read more

1 Day Chicken Coop

I built this coop in about 8 hours with some old and new landscape timbers, 3 1/2 sheets of plywood a friend from work gave me, thanks Brian, screws and a chicken transport box my neighbor gave me, Thanks Ty. This shows the platform for the box. Notice the chainsaw, this was a precision build, Placed the box on the platform. Precisely cut the posts for walls and Roof. Roost made from old landscape timbers. Also notice the ventilation holes in the door of the nesting boxes. Girls already checking out the new pad. I put a decent pitch on the roof to keep the... read more

The Poultry Mansion

Sometime this April, my wife informed that our family in a household of mostly girls will grow once again....Once I got over my original panic, I realized  that then new girls would be staying outside so I would not be any further outnumbered in the house (6 to 1 currently :))   The rationale went something like this, we eat lots of eggs have lots of veggie leftovers, lots of empty land and the kids love animals - what can possibly go wrong?   Additionally, I would also 'get' to build a coop for our new additions that . And thus begins the story of the poultry... read more

coop jardín

@lynneb and I decided that we would like to have a flock and some wonderful fresh eggs. So the journey started. Days and days looking at coop designs on the web. We finally settled on the Garden Coop design Plans looked pretty good and it turned out that we could easily add modifications. The journey begins:   We started with a stack of wood and 3 7/16" sheets of OSB. Turns out some assembly is required.     The walls were built in the back yard. As the walls were finished I staged them under the Fig Trees where the coop would... read more

Les Trois Poulettes

  For Easter I had told my two boys that I will take them to see little chicks. Lucky me the store had some available and we came back home with two little chicks and a coop project to follow....       Welsummer & Cream Brabanter chicks   After searching online for a prefab coop, I could not find anything that will match with our backyard, strong enough to last and at a decent price. The construction project was on, and instead of going to Disneyland for spring break, the kids and I decided to build THE coop. BackYard Chicken was a good resource of... read more

zachary's Coop

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Converting Horse Stall

Prior to remodel. Existing barn, horse stall on the left. Optional hatch between coops to keep the chicks safe from the main flock​ Main flock coop   We had an existing barn with 2 horse stalls measuring 12 ft x 12 ft each. Hubby ​pried off the side boards moving them up to the top so that the walls were open from 3ft to 7ft above ground level and closed in the new gap with chicken wire that we picked up for free from a friend. He cut a hatch between the 2 stalls so that we have the option to separate the babies or integrate the flock. Nest boxes constructed... read more


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Chez Poulez

This article is going to read like a diary of the renovations and improvements to Chez Poulez (pronounced Shay Poulay).   September 25, 2015   Background We started our chicken adventure with a used coop that we got through Craig's List. With it came six hens and one rooster, all a little over a year old. That was in March of 2015. Here's a picture: We lost two of our hens over the course of this year; one simply keeled over outside in April, and the other was egg bound for months and then finally disappeared last week. Sad.   But, on the good side, our Buff... read more

Pallet Base Coop

My niece and I went to our local Restore and bought a pallet, old siding and other odds and end wood. We spent $15.  We had the plastic sheet for the roof.  The flowers and pots cost more than the materials! ;) But our ducks love it.  Thinking we may need to add on as we may grow the heard soon.   read more

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