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Motel Chix

We got our first chicks on February 26, 2014.  We didn't start our coop until late March, and the chickens moved out there on April 1.  I couldn't handle the dust in the house anymore!  The coop wasn't even finished when they moved out!   We had an issue with a tree that Ken didn't want to take out.  It's his apricot tree.  So these hastily scrawled plans were what we came up with - the run offset instead of coming straight off the coop.  The coop was 6'x8'.  Due to a mis-communication when we finalized the plans, it also ended up being 8' tall at the front and 6'... read more

7 Heavenly Hens GARDEN coop - a home for urban chickens

Our coop design is based on the Wichita Cabin Coop - with slight variations to overall dimensions. Dimensions of the enclosed, covered run are 13'-4" x 5'-4" and the hen-house measures 5'-4" square. We're located in Albuquerque, New Mexico (zone 7b) . The coop will be sufficient for 10 hens but for now we have 8 pullets (each a different breed). The metal roof is used to harvest rainwater and store it in a 55 gal. barrel. Both the feeder and waterer are made from recycled 5 gal. buckets. Right now for the 8 laying pullets, we have 2 nesting boxes that are both used... read more

Old west store

My neighbor had some left over wood from a project so I got it at a discount price and had a dream.  I left the main floor of the coop 5" lower than the porch for a deep litter coop. The wall is 12' high.  The old coop is in the background.  Its 4'X8' and about 8' tall.   I started in the spring but due to work and life in general, it got put on hold for a couple of months.   The outside is finished in rough cut pine.  I have a friend with a saw mill.   The tin was donated from a neighbor.  They all feed the chickens table scraps and help eat the... read more

Mon Poulailler

Hi,    Two weeks ago I had 30 years old... My friends offer to me 3 chickens ! So i had to make a small coop...   There are some pictures of my first coop :   The plan...   The frame and the back   The doors   The nest   The nest and a little window The nest open With the roof And with the chicken door and the stair With the run !     And with the inhabitants :   Do you like it ? read more

Alaskan's no cost Bantam Coop

Bantam Coop     First, my other coop pages: My big Chicken Coop Complex My Muscovy Coop and my Poultry Overflow Coop/Pond Coop     Cost was ZERO! I did use power technically I spent some money on the electricity to run the tools. I did use lots of never before used nails and screws already sitting in my screw bucket. However, I also used old nails and screws, some of them slightly bent. And yes, you CAN screw in a slightly bent screw...just do... read more

Backyard Chicken Taj

  • by raely

      This is our little backyard project. Good for a flock of 8-10.  Found and modified a design online.  This one is predator proof and easy to keep. Notice that the bottom is enclosed with heavy bird wire that is buried about 18 inches deep.  Our flock is locked in when we are away from home but they still have a small safe place to get outside. Also easy access for egg gathering  from the back of the coop to the nest.  The roof is a rubberized mat product sold at Lowes. It is easy to install and overlaps for less cutting.   read more

Ashley & Philippe & Jade's Coop & Run

                      so this done, we got the chickens and put them in with a little divider wall: below     Baco met the chicks.   they got bigger, and we kept putting off making our chicken run due to: life   so we made a little outdoor enclosure for them and put them outside every day.   they got bigger and bigger....    watering system, totally failed. the nipples were cheap from china and this was taken down even after four attempts. so we dug the run area up.  quite a dig. started building.. and here... read more

Johnson Run

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mama aflack coop inspierd me to build this with some lumber that was stored for about 10 years

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le palais de poulet (the Chicken Palace)

This has been quite a journey! About 10 years ago, my wife and I decided we wanted to have some chickens (that was two moves and two states ago). Before I go any further, let me say thanks to navychick (the Egg Plant), stcroixusvi (the Coop de Grass), and todtrak (the Mid-life Crisis Coop). I borrowed heavily from their designs and ideas. Having virtually no knowledge of chickens or coops before I started, their insights and ideas have been invaluable! My wife only had one guideline for the coop - "I don't want an ugly coop and I want it painted like the house." "No... read more

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