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Our first coop and newest coop

Here's a picture of our first coop.  In this picture we hadn't put the doors on the left side that opened to the nest boxes. We didn't want to put the nest boxes in too soon so that they wouldn't roost in them.  The roost ladder is on the right with a poop board under it.  I couldn't find that picture. Here's what the nest boxes looked like with curtains that I made.   This is our new 10 x 16 coop.  Right now it's in the driveway until we can build the roost, poop boards and nest boxes. We installed a window in the door and will also cut out holes for windows on... read more

Chicken Arc

Here's my chicken coop I made for my 9 free range 'black rock' hens and cockerel. In fairness I spent quite a while planning the design and its worked out really well and there is nothing I would change.      Design; Removable side panel; Allows easy and full access inside of coop.   Really easy to clean; Being an ideal height with no bending.  Removable internal perch rack; Lifts out to clean and remove bedding. Removable floor; Simply lifts out for cleaning.  Top and side ventilation; Providing ample ventilation throughout the coop  Moveable around the garden;... read more

Aussie backyard coop.

The wife and I have been contemplating a coop for a while. The build started when I was given a choice. Build one, or buy one! I wanted to build as I believe the quality would be better and last a lot longer. Only problem was... I had not made anything since first year of high school, and I only made a wooden pencil case. So my woodworking skills were lacking along with confidence to build one.   I began to plan by checking out many Coops on this site and Youtube. I then downloaded a design program and drew up a rough design with rough measurements. This was not the... read more

1 Day Chicken Coop

I built this coop in about 8 hours with some old and new landscape timbers, 3 1/2 sheets of plywood a friend from work gave me, thanks Brian, screws and a chicken transport box my neighbor gave me, Thanks Ty. This shows the platform for the box. Notice the chainsaw, this was a precision build, Placed the box on the platform. Precisely cut the posts for walls and Roof. Roost made from old landscape timbers. Also notice the ventilation holes in the door of the nesting boxes. Girls already checking out the new pad. I put a decent pitch on the roof to keep the... read more

The Poultry Mansion

Sometime this April, my wife informed that our family in a household of mostly girls will grow once again....Once I got over my original panic, I realized  that then new girls would be staying outside so I would not be any further outnumbered in the house (6 to 1 currently :))   The rationale went something like this, we eat lots of eggs have lots of veggie leftovers, lots of empty land and the kids love animals - what can possibly go wrong?   Additionally, I would also 'get' to build a coop for our new additions that . And thus begins the story of the poultry... read more

coop jardín

@lynneb and I decided that we would like to have a flock and some wonderful fresh eggs. So the journey started. Days and days looking at coop designs on the web. We finally settled on the Garden Coop design Plans looked pretty good and it turned out that we could easily add modifications. The journey begins:   We started with a stack of wood and 3 7/16" sheets of OSB. Turns out some assembly is required.     The walls were built in the back yard. As the walls were finished I staged them under the Fig Trees where the coop would... read more

Les Trois Poulettes

  For Easter I had told my two boys that I will take them to see little chicks. Lucky me the store had some available and we came back home with two little chicks and a coop project to follow....       Welsummer & Cream Brabanter chicks   After searching online for a prefab coop, I could not find anything that will match with our backyard, strong enough to last and at a decent price. The construction project was on, and instead of going to Disneyland for spring break, the kids and I decided to build THE coop. BackYard Chicken was a good resource of... read more

zachary's Coop

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Converting Horse Stall

Prior to remodel. Existing barn, horse stall on the left. Optional hatch between coops to keep the chicks safe from the main flock​ Main flock coop   We had an existing barn with 2 horse stalls measuring 12 ft x 12 ft each. Hubby ​pried off the side boards moving them up to the top so that the walls were open from 3ft to 7ft above ground level and closed in the new gap with chicken wire that we picked up for free from a friend. He cut a hatch between the 2 stalls so that we have the option to separate the babies or integrate the flock. Nest boxes constructed... read more


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