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Country Barn Chicken Coop

We decided to get chickens in spring this year (2014). We ordered 4 RSL pullets, then decided we had better get cracking on the coop. We used TSC's plans for the How The Chicken Crossed the Road Coop, but we played with it a fair bit. We started with a square frame (sorry, we didn't take any pictures early on!). Then we cut all the wall, door, and 2x4's we needed (labelling them carefully!) The next step was to attach the walls to the frame. 2x4's in the corner added extra bracing, then we put on legs on the outside, as well as rafters and roof panels.            ... read more

build a chicken coop

The location of your chicken coop is a key criterion for the well being of your chickens. Chickens are very sensitive, so it is better to build the chicken coop to shelter from the sun and weather. And he also needed to install a trough to moisturize hens and large enough for toileting. The water is changed regularly for the well being of your chickens, so it's better to have an accesible trough. It is imperative to set the barn to avoid inconvenience during the bad weather Read more »     read more

CHOOSE THE LOCATION POULAILLER

The location of your chicken coop is a key criterion for the well being of your chickens. Chickens are very sensitive, so it is better to build the chicken coop to shelter from the sun and weather. And he also needed to install a trough to moisturize hens and large enough for toileting. The water is changed regularly for the well being of your chickens, so it's better to have an accesible trough. It is imperative to set the barn to avoid inconvenience during the bad weather Read more »     read more

My Chicken Pentouse

I have a total of 3 tractor coops and a temporary shelter area. The tractor coops are all moveable with our quad. There are hooks on the base that I hook up a cable to and then I can drag it anywhere I want!   My Dad and I wanted to build an easy access, easy to clean tractor coop for my adult chickens. So we came up with this contraption. This coop is a mix of a lot of different coops we saw online but built as simple as possible.   Materials   25 - 2x4x8 (A couple were extra but its better to be safe than sorry!) 5 - 3/4 inch plywood sheets  3 - 4x4x10 3 -... read more

3 B's Chicken Shack 1 & 2

Summary:  Hoop Coops based on the designs of the Dutch Hollow Hoop Coop and Raincreek Pottery Hoop Coops.   Last year, I completed my permanent coop that we refer to as the 3B's Chicken Palace.  I knew I was going to need a place to raise my young chicks this year and I couldn't afford to build another permanent coop.  And, so I started looking around for a portable coop that would be fairly easy and cheap to build.  And, I came across the hoop coop.  And thanks to the great writeup by lklik, I saw I could build a coop for about $200.   This year, instead of buying... read more

Our little coop duplex

Still need to add a predator proof tunnel to conjoin them and a ramp that leads to the run.   read more

Eggeby (My new henhouse)

The house is almost finished Just some detaljs here and there. And My little Office . The backyard is just for now, gona make a bigger one next year . Mr Perfect My beloved rooster. I really hope his gona like his new house. I buy My furniture to the henhouse from Ikea. Its cheap and lokks good and you can replace them after a few months. Opps My moms gardencouch ..well My girls loveds to hide underneath so. read more

How to: Build a Homemade Incubator (Griffin Nest)

  •Return to Homepage•     How to: Build a Homemade Incubator   I've seen some cool designs for homemade incubators all over the internet, but some of them seem so hard to make! My incubator is a cheap, easy to make, and most importantly, EFFECTIVE way to make an homemade incubator!    Supplies: Styrofoam Cooler 2 Plastic Picture Frames (same size each) Light Fixture Kit Aluminum Foil A shallow tray Plastic Mesh (Easy to find in crafting stores) Light Dimmer Switch (IMPORTANT) Tools:   Knife (Be CAREFUL) Screwdriver Electric Tape     It is... read more

The Country cabin

Once the kids out grew the playhouse I made plans for it.... I re-purposed it into the Country Cabin.. 3 egg boxes on the sides     added water drinker nipples   curtains for a touch of coziness ;)   man door with slide access door and ramp.   added country shutters and a metal rooster medallion at the peak.   then we added a 12 ft run so they can be safe from the hawks. added another water drinker that fills from the rain coming off the metal roof..   and I was very happy with the first creation, we built a second coop similar,   2ND... read more

The Girls New Digs

  We just got our first chickens this summer in a city that doesn't allow chickens.  We decided to be scofflaws so we bought this coop from Comfy Coops. I keep sand in the poop drawer and it works very well.  We only have 4 girls and I probably will not get more then 4 hens because of the noise level and we don't want to attract attention.  We did talk with our neighbors next to the coop and they were fine with it.That is Coco checking out the coop and Bella posing in front of the coop.   Next we moved the coop and set it on 1/2 inch hardware cloth and added... read more

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