This is the "coop" We started out with, an old dog kennel with a wooden box in it. Since we live in northern MN I knew we would need something better for our MN winters. We knew this going in, but needed the chickens to get me motivated for the build. .
This is the outside to date, still need to add the siding. That will have to wait until next spring as winter is almost upon us and I have many other projects to wrap up.
Here is a shot of the other side
An inside shot, will be adding another roost and poop board on the back wall.
I have four nest boxes, so far with four hens laying (one just started today) they only use two.
I did wire if for electrical, people light, switch for the heat lamps (will turn on once it gets below minus 10f, it get down to minus 30f here for usually a couple of weeks or so in the winter with maybe a day or two close to minus 40f. an outlet for heated water and a outlet for an automatic pop door (i have all the material just need time to get it done). I also have a LED 9 watt light on a timer so they have light for 14 hours a day.
Been a "lurker" for most of the summer, most of the ideas I got from this site. Thank you.
Coop size is 8 by 8 by 8 feet tall, as most have said I wish I would have made it bigger. I did not think about storage when I was building it. Was concerned about making it to large; as my intent was to size it for ten chickens.
Edited by brokenknee - 11/1/15 at 4:37pm