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Hotel California

We started with a playhouse by moving the side panel under a window up to provide the chicken door and ventelation (which I covered with the same 1/2" hardware cloth you see in the door wondows. This is our finished 4X5 coop in our 6.5X10.5 run. The window on the other side has been harware cloth enclosed as well. The shutters close for night time protection and I slide a piece of plexiglass into the front door window on sooden runners for wind and preditor protection as well since their roost bar is at window level above a PDZ covered poop board PDZ poop board... read more

Connecticut coop

4-14 chicken coop, led lights, large run, chicken swing, rain barrel system, hawk netting, and more. read more

Iowa Coop

We bought 2 chicks a local garden store on 4/12/14. By the time we got home we decided to add 2 more to the flock. My wife came home with 3. A week later we decided it didn't make sense for a family of 6 to have 5 hens, so we added 1 more. So with a flock of 6 growing chicks I set out to make a coop.  This was the first structure I've ever built.  No plans, just a rough sketch on a piece of notebook paper.  I'm happy to say that as of 7/2/15 the primary construction phase is complete.   Our coop is 6'x4' with an additional 96 sq ft of outdoor run and 3 attached nesting... read more

Inner City Coop & Rabbit Hutch

I decided to post some pictures of our [work in progress] coop! The need for a coop was obvious when we first bought our chickens; there had to be some place for them to live and lay eggs. But living in the city with chickens is hard, especially when your family is inexperienced with many animals and with zero experience building. Luckily we had the luxury of being able to hire contractors to build any plans we designed, a task which was very quickly delegated to me. After the spontaneous purchase of our first ever rabbit (bought on impulse to "comfort" the kids after... read more

Coopdominium

The coop was just installed on June 30, 2015. Will post pics of the inside soon. Features nipple watering system, pvc feeders, roosts, 4 nesting boxes, windows and vents on all sides.   read more

The Bed & Breakfast "Theirs and Ours" - Texas

It's Finally Done!   Well almost done  (some trim to paint and a sign)- we've had many types of livestock through the years from llamas, horses, nigerian dwarf goats, guineas, rabbits etc; however when we sold the land and moved to a historic area of town on 1/2+ acres, chickens started to nudge at the edges of our "minds".  Over the last five years I've (with my husband nodding) thought off and on of chickens - the old "should I or shouldn't I".  Then this year a friend I met through showing rabbits posted she had mille fleur d'uccles - so there came the nudge... read more

Our Chicken Shack

And so it began with a brief, yet completely random conversation in the car ... "We should get a couple chickens" said my husband, who was blissfully unaware I had been conversing with a co-worker and contemplating chickens for a couple months now.  "Really?  Are you serious?" I asked and shared that I had been sort-of wanting chickens.  "Yea, my mom always had them when I was a kid, they are pretty interesting" he said.  I expressed my concerns about winter chicken care and was assured he would go out on the coldest of cold days to tend to the girls and would also make... read more

Our First Chicken Coop in Wisconsin

Hi All! Just excited to show our new coop and run! We are new to this chicken thing and are happy our coop is done! We currently have sand in the coop and it's working out great! I just sift through it daily with a pitch fork wrapped in hardware cloth and toss the poop out like you would a cat box. No smells, no wet spots, just fresh sand daily. We still want to add lights on the sides of the windows and solar lights in between the hastas. The coop is 6x8 and so is the run. We just put up a solar electric poultry netting fence for them to roam around inside our woods but... read more

Wichita Coop in AZ

Wooden rooster guarding the flock.  Hope he's the ONLY rooster. Expecting eggs in August.  Blocking off the nest boxes until then.     Nest boxes will be filled with straw. Access to remove tray under roosts for cleaning.         read more

Ft. Knoxville (city dwellers)

Well, after losing two chickens to ugly possums, we decided to build our Ft. Knoxville. Since we are permitted to have three chickens we decided to build for at least 4 or 5 chickens (snicker). It doesn't have a formal nesting box yet because in the previous coop Gretta Van Sustern (not Susteren) decided her little chicken a** should sleep in the nesting box not the roost. I like this design. It has two large doors. One door for cleaning the coop or gather the future eggs and one below to replenish the food and water. It also has a door big enough to be full size adult... read more

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