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Ben's Bit*hen chicken coop

I've wanted chickens since I was a baby but my mom didn't. Then my brother got some weird disease where he can't eat almost anything from the store so she let me buy chickens so he could have eggs that were free ranged, so I bought 15 originally all that they had left 10 barred rock and 5 black sex link. After awhile they started to out grow there brooder and I hadn't even started to build a coop. So I probably made some sort of record of fastest built coop. It took 2 days and a trip to the ER (my mom got a drill bit stuck on the interior and I sawed the outside and... read more

Coop Del Castillo

These coops and run measure 32ft x 8ft deep x 7ft tall to 6ft on back. We went with the quaker style houses, and a divided run to keep egg flocks and breeding flocks separated. .        read more

Brandt Creek Farm Permaculture Coop

Before I ever even considered getting started with chickens, I got very invested in Permaculture education. A few years ago it would have been difficult to find a lot of information about Permaculture on the web, but now there are people a resources in almost every city in the country actively participating in the practice in one way or another. I won't get into the details of the philosophy here, but one of the bigger themes in Permaculture is "stacking functions". This is where chickens came into the picture for me. I'm not 100% finished with the building yet. The... read more

cfree5's BROODER

Below you will see how I build my 4x8 chicken brooder.   It started with 30 hens on order & some wood :) I've never really built anything before but am somewhat handy.... so far so good. A little paint... I wanted to see what it was going to look like. Traditional "Barn Red" & White trim... maybe a little over the top? I've not told my wife  yet that I could have used a cardboard box :| The front folds down so we can catch them if necessary as the sides are 2.5 feet high. View with the front secured in place. The lid is secured with hardware cloth,... read more

cfree5's COOP

  We received 30 chickens from Murray McMurray Hatchery on 3/7/15 I had build a nice brooder and we were all ready... thought 8 weeks was plenty of time to build the coop right? Well it snowed right after the chicks arrived so I lost maybe 2 weeks & was down to 6!   Needless to day one lesson I learned was build the coop first. I read this many times but I was smarter than that... HA!  Listen to me - build the coop first :)   The below took me about 10 - 12 weeks, mostly alone with some assistance from my Daughter, Son & Wife. I had NEVER built anything like... read more

My Coop Deck

It has taken a year to get to this point. We started in the backyard in our Texas neighborhood. Thanks to chicken math and a move to Arkansas. It has grown. The deck.... Because of our first winter in 2015 with all the snow and wet seeping ground. The additional larger coop has always been in the plan. The move itself was an event with 4 large breed dogs, 4 pullets and 5 chicks in the van pulling a trailer with the coop. More in a little bit. read more

The "Love Shack" un roman d'amour; a love story

          The 1st photo is when the coup was just completed. The secondary pictures were from today. Kind of embarrassed about the mess, but it's cold here so we have to do heavy Spring cleaning after the thaw.  It was coated with Linseed Oil to protect the would, Electric was added to accommodate a light and multiple outlets for heat lamps and/or water warmers. And a water spigot was added just outside so I didn't have to carry water all the way from the house. The runs are simple deer fencing with pheasant netting over the top. The coup enhances our... read more

Love Shack

          The 1st photo is when the coup was just completed. The secondary pictures were from today. Kind of embarrassed about the mess, but it's cold here so we have to do heavy Spring cleaning after the thaw.  It was coated with Linseed Oil to protect the would, Electric was added to accommodate a light and multiple outlets for heat lamps and/or water warmers. And a water spigot was added just outside so I didn't have to carry water all the way from the house. The runs are simple deer fencing with pheasant netting over the top. The coup enhances our... read more

Pastured Poultry Shelter (8x8)

After stalking all the fabulous, well-thought-out and downright gorgeous chicken coop plans on here, I laugh at little at posting this homely, but functional and portable chicken shelter. I hope that someone can at least get some ideas from my work.  The goal: To build a shelter that would protect 30 laying hens from the rain, sun, and wind. It needed to be built inexpensively, and be able to be moved easily by one person.  The construction crew: My not-so-little brother and I. We have, over the years, built a variety of "masterpieces" as our construction skills... read more

Every Day is a Chicken Day

The Chicken 'Mansion'     3/28/15 After a couple years with our existing coop and getting a few more chicks, we decided it was time to upgrade and get something bigger, easier to clean, more durable, more waterproof and just better all around.  I did a lot of research and a lot of budgeting to try and build the perfect chicken coop but ultimately what it came down to what my wife telling me what coop she wanted.  She found some pictures of a coop online, unfortunately the person who built it didn't really include a lot of measurements aside from saying it was a... read more

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