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Coopdelisle's Chicken Coop

This is the beginning of our new family home! Coop DeLisle...This all started because of all the bugs in the yard that destroyed last year's garden. After searching the web, we found backyardchicken.com and got hooked, which was not that hard as we love animals. The platform was an old wooden screen room project that never got finished. We were about to burn, but then we got the idea to use it as the base of what you see now.  As the building started to come together, and the more we read from ones who were sharing their experiences, we realized the coop was too small... read more

Moselle's Chicken Coop Tractor

Our Flock-of-Sillies Little Margaret (Del), Emily (BO), Rythe (Austr), Fluffy the Elusive (EE), Rhoda (RIR), Mary (RIR), and Sweetie "BoBo Chicken" (BR).Building the coop... Here's the frame 5'Wx8'Dx5'H.  The section with the henhouse is actually 6" taller to allow for a sloping roof.The 2x4s were routed at their joining points to fit together (like lincoln logs.)They used a jigsaw to cut windows and doors into the sides.  The attached wheels to the base, and everything is being painted with white barn paint.  More sides added, (we used 1/2" plywood).  Windows are... read more

Suburban Chicken Project's Chicken Coop

Suburban Chicken Project  (otherwise known as Two men and some hens,  Eggarea 51, Big D's Chicken Ranch, or Good-Lord-I hope-the-neighbors-don't-find-out Farms)   My 12 year old son and I live in a typcial suburban neighborhood.  I have always wanted a chicken 'r two, so as part of a Boy Scout project and just a silly dream, we have 7 fantastic cochin hens.  The were hatched in Texas on about March 20th and are all healthy, friendly and great entertainment  We have learned everything we know from BYC and the members here.  Without the advice and experiences of breeders,... read more

Akins Coop

 fàilte gun taigh chearc!! ("welcome to the Henhouse" in Scottish Gaelic)We began our coop building with no real formal building training; however, my husband did have *basic* framing knowledge. I just want to say that nothing on this coop came out exactly square LOL and it took alot of tweaking to get it to come together, but in the end, I was and am super pleased with it. The chickens seem pretty happy too ;)The dimensions of the coop are 8' long, 4' wide, 5' high, with an inner height of 3' in the actual coop itself. The coop is set on 2' legs.First he just built a... read more

Chad76's Chicken Coop

About me:I'm an accountant for a telecommunications company. My wife was laid off a while back (at a full 9 months pregnant) and we decided that it would be best for her to stay home with our girls anyway. That was something we had talked about before. I guess we just needed someone to push us into it!  To help pay the bills I turned my photography hobby into a side business.I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 10 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters, one 4 yrs old and the other 1 yr old. The 4yr old thinks she's an expert on everything... read more

Skatcatla's Chicken Coop

Welcome to my coop page! About us: I decided to keep chickens because I wanted to produce more of my own food. My sister lives in Portland, where many people keep chickens, and got the idea planted in my head. I'm so glad I listened to her! I have four girls now: a Barred Rock, a Rhode Island Red, a Black Star and a Jersey Giant. They are delightful; so much fun to watch, and of course the eggs can't be beat. I started out with a simple coop from Ware, the Chick-n-Hutch, and the seperate Chick-n-Pen run. They were adequate but too small really for four hens.  I modified... read more

Opiyfz450's Chicken Coop

This is what started it all!The coop is 8x8 and i used treated 6x6 posts concreted in the ground.The floor is treated plywood and treated 2x6 joists.My coop in 6' high inside and will have a loft for storage.7/16 preprimed t1-11 on the outside.I used full 4x8 sheets of t1-11 to save on cutting.Instead of buying a door i chose to build one of my own.Roof was framed on 16" centers and i used 2x4s.I made the roof pitch high for storage and the kids love playing up there.Finally paint! I never realized the work that i was getting into!20 year shingles on the roof.I used 1x3... read more

The Build 2007

A photo documentary of the coop build   This is the first "ground up" carpentry project I have ever undertaken. I had a plan in my head that I sketched out on paper, and bought most of the materials at Home depot. I impressed myself with how well it came out. I had done renovations on my old house I used to have, but the basic structure was always there to reference. I gutted the bathroom twice, gutted and renovated the kitchen (cabinets done by pros), and a major overhaul and update of the master bedroom. This was my finest effort to date. I now... read more

Galaxie_Man's Chicken Coop

Here is what my coop looked like after the basic building was done. I have posted photos of the whole project. The roosts, nesting boxes, and outdoor run photos have also been posted. The birds seem to be very content in their new home. They are usually just in the run, but get free-ranged as often as possible. Due to the predator problem, they get locked in at night and let out early in the morning. Here is a photo of my nesting boxes right after I mounted them. This is the detailed plans and materials list.The lumber required if purchased for each unit is as... read more

Bettyr's Chicken Coop

My son and I are building this chicken house. Neither one of us has ever built anything in our lives, we are stumbling around in the dark getting most of our pointers from information on the web and by looking at how our garage was built since it's structure is mostly exposed. We are building most of the coop from large pump crates that my husband brought home from work. This is our foundation. We are raising it off the ground because we live in sub-tropical climate and it rains a lot. Raising it off the ground will keep it out of the water and... read more

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