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"$210 in lumber and a weekend" coop

I added plumbing for an additional $15 and an "auto feeder" for $7. Hardware costs were probably about $30 and all of the rest is pure grit and determination to get the chicks into their new home. read more

The Last One Inn

    The Coop We started this coop by building a small retaining wall behind our recently completed tractor shed.            After backfilling the wall with all the newly acquired rock, we topped it off with a nice layer of dirt and leveled the area where the coop/run would be.       We then used the top of the 6x6 wall as the ledge to frame our wall on.   We then sheeted the wall with exterior siding, painted by Christy.        Next was the framing for the floor.  We built the outside and squared it, then rested it on temporary braces.... read more

Open Gate Garden Coop

  April 6th 2016 and we have just gotten 3 inches of snow here in Wisconsin.  Meanwhile, our chicken adventure has begun with the set up of a brooder box in anticipation of getting our first batch of chickens.  I had Rhode Islands when I was growing up on our farm in South Dakota, but since then life has been pretty much chicken free.  My daughter who is an animal lover, spent weeks researching and reading books on chicken care in order to convince us that she could care for a flock of hens.  No need to convince mama, but dad was a whole nother story... The weekend he... read more

All Cedar Coop

My husband and I looked at hundreds of coops and picked out certain details we liked. We ended up with a quick sketch and constructed our coop in less than 2 weeks. We decided to make the entire coop out of cedar. Originally, it was going to house 4 hens, but after construction, we wanted a total of 6 girls. Ultimately, we allow our girls to free range during the day and they only enter the coop during the day to lay.  Framing out the sides We used the kreg jig for attaching the frame together Tongue and groove for the siding and the roof Framing the nesting... read more

Our fancy hen house

We had been wanting chickens for a long time. We decided on 6 buff orpingtons, and we took in the last easter egger at our feed store. It ended up being a rooster! We ordered a coop online- big mistake. The coop they advertised as being able to house 6-10 hens was barely big enough for two:( We used it in our garage as a brooder. We decided we HAD to build and I started pouring over coop pics on backyard chickens and the wichita was my favorite. I ordered the plans and my husband knocked this out in a few weeks. The total cost for the coop was around $1000. My husband is... read more

Portable little big house

Its on a 4x8 trailer. Sits just below our 6' tall fence. Can be moved by one person. Tray that slides ouy of back for easy cleaning. read more

Chesapeake Cabin Coop

Our version of the Wichita Cabin Coop. Built ours from April-May 2016 My build-along post was here.                     read more

My Cattle Panel Hoop Coop

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The Egg Plant( in purple)

I bought a derkensen pre built 8x10 playhouse. Had them paint it eggpkant purple. Added my chicken dream specks and built a run! Not bad for a single lady! Here is where it all started. I dug 2 ft holes and planted 4x4post in concrete. My grandson helped dig a couple of the holes. Then i gug a 8-10 in trench between the pist and buried the bottom of the hardware 1/2in cloth and filled it in with concrete!😎😆 Thet deliveted the "coop" i added a few coop dream details. I made feeders i can accesses from out side the coop from pvc pipes. I put in 2 waterers... read more

Blue on Blue (on Blue) Kiwi Urban Coop

My family previously had a coop, but it was a small beginners coop. I'm embarrassed by our previous coop & was determined to do better this time. This coop is 1.2m x 2.4m x 1.2m. We have 6 shavers (New Zealand's egg machine) and may add a couple of other birds to get some interesting eggs for the kids.   After 2 years away, and countless hours on the internet, I have designed my simple but pretty, in my opinion, back yard coop.     Most New Zealand coops are for farms/lifestyle blocks and are not aesthetically adequate for our urban back yard. We can see our coop... read more

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