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Portable chicken coop with egg catcher

let me know if you want additional pictures. This has been quite a project for me but I am trying to utilize this system to rotate through the horse pastures. This allowed us to add a horse stall and have the chickens fertilize the pasture and break up the "Horse Apples" read more

Fence paling and corrugated iron chicken coop

Hopefully this will provide some inspiration for someone. We built this in our back yard in West Auckland. We have 6 chickens. Total cost of this coop was about $150 for the timber and screws. The corrugated iron was given to me from a friend replacing his roof. All other parts were collected for free also.   We get six eggs a day. We eat about half and give half away to our friends. Total upkeep time is:   - 1 minute a day to deliver kitchen scraps (worms in my worm farm are not happy to be missing out on the scraps!) - 2 minutes a week to clean the poop tray. - 3... read more

CackelBerry Farm

Ok I didn't use spell check and spelled CackleBerry wrong on the title. Not sure how to fix it but you know what I meant. It's almost done!!!!!  I have to explain the name.  Growing up my dad would make a yummy breakfast of pancakes and "cackle berries" (aka eggs- usually scrambled).  The name has stuck ever since.   I have been so excited all winter to post my coop on BYC and now that it is nearly done (needs the final touches) I wanted to share it with my fellow chicken lovers.   After one of our first big snow storms I was getting really antsy to start this... read more

The "Egg Factory"

Last fall my daughter showed an interest in raising chickens, so began the journey.............. I researched and learned a lot about chickens, and found this website and became amazed at all the different chicken coops! So i took a little of this and a little of that from a few coops that i liked and came up with my own design. I did not create any plans to go by and pretty much just designed it as i went along.  Since it was the beginning of winter i started the coop inside,  Everything was prefabbed inside, so it could be put together like a puzzle outside. The... read more

I'm new at this, however I'm no spring chick...

Well I have 6 little Black Australorps so ready to go outside! they are about 6 weeks old, nearly all feathers are in and they get a tad bit restless from time to time to leave the brooder they are in....I was going to do an upcycle type coop out of shipping pallets however they were harder to find around here then expected...any other time you would see them sitting in piles on the side of the road...it just goes to  show that once you need something it's no where to be found...So with only 3 shipping pallets to my name I knew I wasn't going to build much of anything... read more

8x10 Coop in CowTown

I never like to completely finish a one project before starting another... So with my barn not quite done I decided to order 20 chicks... now I'm building a coop to somewhat match to the barn.   The barn... The coop...   When complete it will be trimmed out to match the barn. Chicks are shipping 18 Feb so I guess I better get this thing finished up. read more

Portable coop trailer

I made this coop without plans and based on a trailer that I purchased from Northern Tool supply. After I received the trailer I found that I could have built it for 1/4 the price. here are some of the pictures out working ...........DID I SAY YAAAAAAAA!!!!... I did it:) read more

Grand Condo

I started with two coops, but I wanted something bigger to add to my flock and better utilize the space in the larger of the two coops. My original girls sleep on a roosting pole outside of the inner coop of the large coop, and my smaller coop was not being used at all. I want my new girls to sleep inside of the larger coop. So I had to make more room, not only for the original clutch but for the new clutch to be safe until they grow large enough to be integrated into the original clutch. I started with the run to connect the two coops, this gives them not only a safe... read more

Fritz Farm coop :)

I Love this coop :) hubby is building 3 more for me!   read more

Tom's Bird House

  Our goal for the coop was to incorporate it into the neighborhood. We live in the historic district in town and there is not a whole lot of room for us to work with. I wanted the coop to look like it belongs with the barn - which is now a garage. Our house is 130 yrs old. The coop was designed to make good use of our limited available space. I'm kind of a "junk" collector, so the windows and door and other architectural pieces that I already had also determined the size and design of the coop.     After receiving my permit from the village, it was time to... read more

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