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Modified Garden Coop - aka Hennsylvania

I have pretty much NO carpentry skills and so I'm somewhat winging it, but in the spirit of the Garden Coop.   About 50% of my materials have been salvaged - including some of the walls, which are actually half walls from under a movie set that I picked up at the building materials salvage, SO handy.    7/5 My first step was to dig and level a cinderblock foundation.  I have heavy clay soil and a ton of weed stumps.  So this actually took for FREAKING ever in the heat and humidity of my first real Deep South Summer - I had to get a pickax.  I went with full... read more

My 'Chick Chalet' in the Carolina Hills

(Thanks, Nifty-Chicken for tweaking the title for me.  )   August 23, 2016 ~ Design.   When I decided to start having chickens again, I figured on a small flock, say 6-7 chickens. However it wasn't long before "Chicken Math" (part of which was my housemates' sudden cravings for fresh eggs!) made it obvious that half a dozen birds would not be sufficient! So obviously "The Dawg House" would no longer work; I would have to build something bigger. In order to be big enough to give the 11 birds I am now raising the ballpark recommended 4 ft2 of floor space per bird, I... read more

Time traveling couple and our 'historical' coop with budget DIY tweaks and perks---FORT ORPINGTON!

Hi! We live in NEW HAMPSHIRE~ We are historical reenactors living in a little 240 yr. old house that has been a DIY labor of love to restore for over 17 years. We JUST got chickens for the first time last April---4 English buff orpingtons, and put up a coop. Always on a tight budget, we do pretty much everything ourselves and have a lot of fun working on our various projects! We had just finished building our own fence of trees we cut down, and had 'tricked out' our purchased coop (from Coops for a Cause, where a portion goes to charity) with period-style hardware... read more

Colorado Prairie Coop and Run

  Hello! Here is my adventure to obtain a chicken coop. The coop was bought pre-made so this page is mostly about the run construction, which I did myself (with help).   I had been thinking about chickens for years and finally made off with some chicks from the feed store in late March. I had 4 to start with and planned to get a couple more in a few weeks when the breeds I was after were coming in. Here's the first batch (2 Australorps, an EE, and GLW) under the watchful eye of my dog. Luckily she has been a gem with the chickens this whole journey--I feel very... read more

Under-Deck Enclosure

  • by mc79

I have a raised deck at my house, and thought to myself, I'll make this one big run!  With 4x4 posts and California-style chain link fence around the perimeter of the bottom of the deck, we have made it completely enclosed.  My chicks now have 180 square feet to stretch their legs comfortably.         read more

Castle de Henne

I originally found the design for this coop on Home Depots website.  If you decide to download the plans, which are free, be careful when building it.  There are some mistakes in the plans.  Never being satisfied with leaving well enough alone I added my own custom touches to it.   Here is a link to the slideshow I did and uploaded to youtube.           read more

Kuini's Castle

This could be the greatest chicken run of all time! We got a new puppy, and the new puppy quite liked the chickens. Not in a malicious way, but she wanted to play with them. And dogs are dogs at the end of the day so I didn't want to risk puppy getting over friendly with the chickens. Cue project "New Chicken Run".......   Hope the girls are happy! They free range when the puppy goes to doggy day care :)   This is the old run.... just Omlet fencing and netting to keep the pigeons out.....   Stage one.... build the framework.....   We added an extra metre onto... read more

Agrowara Coop

    AGROWARA COOP - A Journey Building A Coop Without Experience..               I came across so many beautiful( i mean it) coops pics & great designs here in BYC that catch my eyes to come out with my own. At first, I was aiming building a 3'x4' coop size with 5'x4' for the coop run. I was inspired with the WICHITA "CABIN COOP" .  Not only that they have a nice build-up coop, they also got those lovely daughters  ....(ehemm..)..I mean their lovely flocks  ..... But then, I saw this StrawberryHouseMouse - The Hen Duplex which is more practical in my... read more

The Chilton-Octagon Coop

      My chickens have needed a new coop for a long time. I finally decided on a design and scratched it out on some paper and gave my poor husband the  task of building. We had pushed some trees down with our new Mahindra tractor and found someone to mill them. These trees happened to be aromatic cedar. So this was going to be an extremely posh chicken coop.          So we started of course with the octagonal base. We built it in sections and screwed them together. Each side of the octagon is 4 feet wide.         Then I covered it in cheap vinyl for easier... read more

My back yard coop

Here is my first chicken coop. Since we built it this spring we have added a roof to the run! I am in LOVE and so are my Hens!       read more

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