In this article I will be going through the steps to building our hobbit house chicken coop.
First we laid down the concrete footers and put the 4x4s in. This picture shows us sizing the Trex* composite decking out.
Next we finished building the frame and attaching the composite decking.
Next we put in the flooring and attached the swinging doors.
Then we put vines along the edge of the roof and lined the top of the roof with thick rubber and put cedar shingles on
Then we put rich soil on the top about 3 inches deep and planted flowers and parsley and other greens and lots of moss
Then we installed windows and a door that has a pulley to the deck for remote raising and lowering. And we put wire from the roof to the deck and lined the bottom with rocks, you may need to bury yours if you have soft ground but we have very rocky and rooted ground.
The swinging in windows are made from bark and plywood
Here are the inside pictures (the wall is a winter only addition)
The lucky peeps:
We are currently in the process of building an extended run that will House the new chicks during their integration period and will serve as an extended run after that. Article to come soon!
*trex brand is not required, we got the cheapest composite that would bend.