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Thanks for the help!

  OK, its time to fess up and come clean... I have recently completed my new backyard coop, and I've been stealing ideas from you guys for months now! I apologize for not putting names with the pictures to give proper credit to the folks that posted and explained the ideas, but you know who you are. Thanks again everyone!   Here are some pictures of your ideas that I've used in my new coop.  I won't label anything since most of you know what they are, but if you have any questions, just ask.       read more

Pallet for Pullets

I wanted to build a chicken coop and run but not spend a lot of money.  As a matter of fact, the less money spent, the happier that I'd be on this project.  I was able to gather a considerable amount of pallets, at my favorite price, FREE.  No real plan just an idea from coops that I saw on the web.     I started by taking the decking off the pallets.  I used a pry bar and hammer.  After a few, I learned how to take them apart without splitting the boards.  Pry up on the center of the board first.  Just enough to expose the nails.  Then remove the nails with a... read more

The Hennery

Building The Hennery 10x10 shed on left will become the coop.     Temporary transitional brooder inside coop (under poop board) The potting shed gets a roof! To be continued...                                                                               read more

First time carpenter and chicken keeper 4X6 Coop Best of BYC design

Coop is actually 4×8.   I built this coop with very little experience and with zero chicken Knowledge prior to my research here at BYC.  I think i read almost every blog on here and sorted through tons of info but I believe I have collected some of the best ideas as well as adding a few of my ownfile:///Users/punx57/Pictures/iPhoto%20Library/Previews/2014/07/27/20140727-210400/iTy6OPMoTGqSOJxktsfPYQ/IMG_5712.jpgfile:///Users/punx57/Pictures/iPhoto%20Library/Previews/2014/07/27/20140727-210400/nSnobixVQ7GBnWjSXoN90w/IMG_5713.jpg​First the run was made out of 8 5x5 welded... read more

El Gallinero

This was my summer project this year.  I am a teacher and had the summer to spend with my family and build this coop(el gallinero, can you guess what i teach?)!     Anyways, here it is...   I was building this coop on a tight budget.  Most of the wood for the frame…I mean ALL of the wood for the frame was either unwanted wood my father and I salvaged from friends and neighbors or picked up from home construction sites (they throw away A LOT of good material.  If you have the patience and if you talk to the people building the house, you can get collect much)  I even... read more

Garden Coop Costa Mesa

I downloaded the Garden Coop design and followed the instructions pretty much verbatim. Best $20 I ever spent. Working only on the weekends and with a 3 and 5 year old as helpers it took about two months to build. The stop sign was added at the request of my boys and the hand sanitizer was a gift to my wife. Currently I have two Black Sex Linked chickens and one Ameraucana. We have had them for three weeks and have learned a lot from the various forums on BYC. Thanks everyone! read more

Noob's coop

   This project was built with about 80% recycled materials we had laying around the shop and the farm. We only spent a couple hundred dollars on plywood, screws and a few other odds and ends. Some of the lumber was a gift, but it was also reclaimed. Pressure treated frame   Nesting bays.   Egg collection doors.   Nontoxic paint and fence posts.   Vent windows.   Door/Ramp.   Trim to make it look cute.   Metal roof.   Animal barrier trench. The Wire goes into the ground.   Wire is set in just enough concrete to bind it all together... read more

Kelly's Coop

We finished our 12x6 Coop a few weeks ago. Took about 4 weekends.  I used designs and idea's from earlier posts so i figured I should post mine!  I have a few things to complete, like a better watering system.  But here it is.. Building off an exisitng shed....   Even have the teenager hamering instead of computer gaming!   Some left over vinyl flooring from another project!   Door to access the nesting boxes is water tight!   Nesting boxes on the inside - walls all painted!  I should have made the top steeper, they love to sit there even though I have... read more

Chicken Coop From Recycled Materials

Last summer I purchased four chickens from the local feed store. We built an adorable chicken pen for them and I eagerly waited for eggs. One morning when they were about four months old I was shocked to hear a strange sound from the coop. "Was that a crow," I asked myself. Needless to say the "sexed" chicks I purchased were not pullets. I now had two roosters and two hens. We quickly found a home for the two roosters and I was saddened to be left with only two hens. This year I decided I would not give up my dreams of having fresh eggs. My two Barred Rock hens from... read more

Coop built using ALL recycled and repurposed materials!

  Okay, I lied, I did actually buy heavy duty hinges, a box of sheet metal screws, and paid $9 for all my plywood, which was recycled. Most of my materials were found in people's trash, though! It's mind-blowing what the average homeowner throws out! My boyfriend has a sort of hobby doing scrap metal, which basically means he's a trash-picker! Very often I go looking with him, and as soon as we decided to get chickens I went a LOT so I could make sure I picked up all the useable wood we saw! Since it was early spring, quite a few people were re-doing sections of their... read more

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