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The "Love Shack" un roman d'amour; a love story

          The 1st photo is when the coup was just completed. The secondary pictures were from today. Kind of embarrassed about the mess, but it's cold here so we have to do heavy Spring cleaning after the thaw.  It was coated with Linseed Oil to protect the would, Electric was added to accommodate a light and multiple outlets for heat lamps and/or water warmers. And a water spigot was added just outside so I didn't have to carry water all the way from the house. The runs are simple deer fencing with pheasant netting over the top. The coup enhances our... read more

Love Shack

          The 1st photo is when the coup was just completed. The secondary pictures were from today. Kind of embarrassed about the mess, but it's cold here so we have to do heavy Spring cleaning after the thaw.  It was coated with Linseed Oil to protect the would, Electric was added to accommodate a light and multiple outlets for heat lamps and/or water warmers. And a water spigot was added just outside so I didn't have to carry water all the way from the house. The runs are simple deer fencing with pheasant netting over the top. The coup enhances our... read more

Pastured Poultry Shelter (8x8)

After stalking all the fabulous, well-thought-out and downright gorgeous chicken coop plans on here, I laugh at little at posting this homely, but functional and portable chicken shelter. I hope that someone can at least get some ideas from my work.  The goal: To build a shelter that would protect 30 laying hens from the rain, sun, and wind. It needed to be built inexpensively, and be able to be moved easily by one person.  The construction crew: My not-so-little brother and I. We have, over the years, built a variety of "masterpieces" as our construction skills... read more

Every Day is a Chicken Day

The Chicken 'Mansion'     3/28/15 After a couple years with our existing coop and getting a few more chicks, we decided it was time to upgrade and get something bigger, easier to clean, more durable, more waterproof and just better all around.  I did a lot of research and a lot of budgeting to try and build the perfect chicken coop but ultimately what it came down to what my wife telling me what coop she wanted.  She found some pictures of a coop online, unfortunately the person who built it didn't really include a lot of measurements aside from saying it was a... read more

Hilltop Hens

                                                             Here she is... in all her glory. Our new Chicken Coop!                                                   After LOTS of research ( much of it on here at BYC ) - rehashing plans MANY times and lots of troubleshooting. This is the final product!   Time to build: 3 Months ( including all finishes) it was about 5 weeks till the ladies moved in. (Wo)Manpower: One Dad, One Better Half, One Mom, myself (a Girl with a Dream) and our trusty 4 legged foreman phoebe!  Total Cost: Just under $2,000.00  ( we also... read more

MN-Hardy 7'x8' Chicken Coop with Attached Run

MN-Hardy Chicken Coop and Run     On April 25, 2015 my husband and I packed up our kids and our dog (she travels with us wherever we go) and drove to pick up our very first 1-2 day old chicks. We had waited close to three years after moving into our current house before deciding that this was the right time to get our chickens. We were all very excited when the day finally came to go and pick up our chicks. Our dog was very interested in the faint rustling coming from the box.   The previous winter was filled with researching (chickens, coop types, coop... read more

Sunset Ledge Farms Chicken Coop Design (Lots of Pictures)

Sunset ledge Farms Coop Design Hello Everyone this is my coop design. it took a year to complete the coop because of set backs but i wouldn't change it for the world.  I put a lot of thought and time into this coop to make it the way i want it and make it easier to clean too Cost was well over $3000.00 i went a little overboard yes i know but the chickens mean the world to me lol. And the sad part is i am not even finished!   It all started with a plan scratched on a piece of paper: Dimensions for the whole thing is 12' x 24' for the coop its 12' x12' This... read more

Urban Mother-in-law Suite

Urban Mother-in-law Suite   Material List 4- 2x6 12ft     14- 2x4 12ft     2- 1x6 12ft      4- 1x4 12ft    3- 3/8 bc plywood   3- 7/16 osb  1- 3/4 bc drip edge, tar paper , shingles , 1/2 hardware cloth, nails , door hard ware, screws, and a Pocket hole joiner This project took me 4 weekends and between $400-$500.  The Level of build is a little more difficult as I am a carpenter.  It will hold 8-10 Chickens depending on the size run you put on the back. This coop was designed for a warmer climate. If your in a colder climate you put plywood instead of hardware... read more

The tall and climate proof coop built to accommodate bot chickens and Guinea Fowl Needs,

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Our New Fancy Coop - Coopmom56

This is the story of our new coop. Our grown kids call it the chicken palace. My coworkers say I can rent it out for $800 a month on AirBnB, and my stepmom wants to stay there when she comes to visit. My husband looked at a few plans, listened to what I wanted, and worked from a design in his head, so I have no plans to upload for you. Hopefully the pictures will tell the story. He is a freak about leveling and "squaring up". If I held the measuring tape/post level/straight level once, I held them a thousand times. But the result is an awesome coop that should last... read more

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