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Kansas City Backyard Coop and Retaining Wall

I figured I'd start a coop page to "pay it forward", so to speak. My husband and I are building a modified version of the Wichita Cabin Coop. I grew up in Wichita so it only made sense to honor my roots :) Plus, the coop design is amazing!   In order to accommodate this particular coop, we had overcome several obstacles. To be in compliance with city code we had to locate the coop 100 feet from any neighboring residential structure. This left us with exactly one option and that option is on a very steep hill and backs up to a wooded area full of critters that would... read more

The Condo-Coop

Welcome to our coop, brought to you by Dad! This coop just got a giant addition added, but there are no pics of it yet, just construction pics.. Here is the coop!!! This is the entire coop. It can fit up to around 16 chickens. This rock wall and planter were built from rocks we had growing out of the ground. This is the outside of the henhouse part. It has a door for easy cleaning, and shingles, so cute! Here is the inside of the henhouse. This was the other henhouse. It was a bit smaller, and hardly anyone used it. Now we have a new one in our huge... read more

An Oregon Backyard Coop for 5

Hello all! Here’s our coop, with plans, such as they were, and the story of it.     Much researching and brainstorming occurred before we broke ground. The first consideration, and frankly the hardest decision of all, was where to situate the thing on our property. We have a lot-and-a-half in a suburban area, and I’m a pretty avid gardener so I tend to want to use every inch of sunlit earth to grow food.   Ultimately we decided on an area that is at the south edge of our backyard.  Our southern property border sports a tall hedge of arbor vitae – maybe 15′ – which... read more

Log Cabin / Cordwood Coop

 Like many, I started with just a couple chickens.  Each year I get a couple more and I don't think that will change any time soon.  With that in mind, it was time to upgrade my little coop.   My original Coop ~~> This project took several months simply due to gathering materials and trying to construct this after work or while watching my 2 yr old.  Much of the materials I was able to scavenge, I to try keep my costs low.  This took basic carpentry skills.     I started by laying the foundation on... read more

Our wichita cabin coop step by step.......

all pics out of order. Will update soon. Unless someone knows how to delete this until I'm ready????             read more

My egg shack

Here is my egg shack which now has five hens hanging out in it. read more

Built my coop from scratch using scrap and donated materials...

I started with some scrap 2x4s and made a 4'x6' floor I put the joists 18" on center so I could use less wood and figured it didn't have to be super load bearing... Then I started adding legs and I made the legs two foot long to put the floor off the ground to help with cleaning as well as being able to later store things under. I used two full length 2x4s in the back corners so the coop would be tall enough to stand in with a roof on... I made the front two corners 6 1/2' to make the front 4 foot inside the coop and give the roof enough angle to let snow fall off in... read more

New Chicken Coop. A work in Progress

  • by sega

Here are some pictures of a new chicken coop I am in the process of building.  Coop is 12' x 16' and will house about 25 - 30 FBC Marans.  The coop is almost complete and will look something like the last picture except I am going to use Barn Red tin on the bottom and the whole roof will be covered in white tin.                                                 read more

Drawing Up A Design

Working on drawing up a potential chicken coop design.  Can anyone give me some input on anything I'm missing, whether this is feasible, etc?  Also need to figure out how to get chickens from the coop into our run which is a 6' x 10' chainlink dog run.   read more

Shed to coop(work in progress)

So it begins! I bought this shed at an auction held by the Ft Greely recycling program for about $500. I ended up paying about $600 to get it to my house, most of that was due to a lack f foresight on my part and I needed my brothers to think up and whip together a means to get it off the trailer intact. On the spot! I think it would have been closer to $300 if we had been prepared. The drive managed to snake his giant truck through my yard and I got the shed in the general area that I wanted it. It's at a funny angle and if I can't push it into place when I rent... read more

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