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Our New Chicken Coop

Hi Everyone.....   My Husband and I decided to raise a few chickens in our backyard...We ordered 3 and to our surprise when we opened the box there were 5 beautiful fluffy Buff Orpingtons...Hoping we received all girls!!!  However prior to ordering our babies we looked for a suitable building for the girls to call home.   We ended up finding a 6 x 8 shed and made our own revisions to it...So we put it together, we re painted it, added vintage windows, vintage hinges, vintage crates for nesting boxes, tin roof , automatic coop door and lighting. Also found the perfect... read more

RE1947 "Barred Rock Cafe"

  The Barred Rock Café Here’s my story of the “Barred Rock Café” build.  I have to blame my interest in raising chickens on my Daughter-in-law.  As a project for her kids she decided to hatch eggs and have her own flock for my grandkids to enjoy.  My wife and I would visit and over a couple of month’s time I decided that I wanted to have a few chickens of my own.  I checked the city codes where I live (in Orange County CA) and to my surprise, learned that hens are allowed;  the number you can have is determined by the size of your lot.  (Roosters are not permitted.)  I... read more

Back Yard Tranquility

Instead of buying a Chicken Coop from my local Feed Store I decide to build my own.  I ended up making my Coop 8'x12' with a 3/12 pitched roof.  I framed the entire Chicken Coop with 2x4s except for the floor joists which are pressure treated 2x6s.  I made 8 nesting boxes that are 12"x12" and 2 nesting boxes that are 16"x16".  In addition I insulated the Chicken Coop With R-13 insulation and painted the inside white to make it feel more homey. I ended up trimming the entire Chicken Coop with some Western Red Cedar and even finished the inside gables with cedar.  The... read more

coop contest

Please enter my coop design in the coop contest www.backyardchickens.com/a/simple-open-air-coop Thank you, 72Elizabeth read more

From old porch to coop.

Tore down an old porch and made the chicks a home.   read more

Gary's Chicken Coop

The coop we chose is a take on silkiechicken's Coop. It's a 9'x6' chicken coop that is designed, for any future or alternative use, to be a garden tool shed near our vegetables raised beds garden. The coop is fully insulated with Roxul scraps from our house. The shingles, the pine wood siding, the nails, screws, veneer, the vinyl siding (interior walls) were all scraps from our house we built three years earlier (still not finished.. ;-P). We placed two small 4x10 ducts at the roof connection for minimum ventilation. The window is made of polycarbonate, as glass was not... read more

Klover's Coop

  Interior:   This is my first coop, ever. It has been quite a process over the last several months, but oh so worth it all. I started with a basic 8x8 shed structure with an angled roof. I live up in the mountains of Colorado so I took the extra step of insulating the whole building. The short side of the building is 8ft while the tall side is just under 10ft or so. I used a steel door for the human door, also with living in the mountains I wanted to build the coop to be extremely predator proof.  I used metal roofing as I really liked the look and... read more

Lean-2 Coop

This Coop project started as a passing discussion with my wife and in hopes of swaying her to allow us to raise chickens.  Of course I had to promise the chickens were egglayers and not for the table.  I always had this idea in the back of my mind to resurrect something that we had done many years ago on a much smaller scale.  We had owned few chickens in the past when our sons were preteens and our daughter a toddler.   As parents, we wanted our children exposed to the responsibilities of learning to care and raise animals in order to connect with nature and give them a... read more

This is my open air coop design

Please go to my link for coop design. Simple open air coop. PM me if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help you. read more

La Casita Del Pollo - An Adventure

I convinced my wife to start raising chickens on our 11.33 acre wooded lot and made some rookie mistakes and didn't take in the Avian Flue pandemic, so what looked to be a simple investment of $300 for a prefab coop from Sam's Club turned into a major, multi-month project. First, it seems that most of the prefab coop manufacturer's lie about capacity and use the cheapest materials possible. I could have clearly built a more practical coop from scratch for the money, though it wouldn't have been as cute as the Chicken Chalet from Urban Chicken. It was serviceable and had... read more

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