Grand Ole Chicken Coop

By Chic N Love · Feb 12, 2014 · Updated Feb 12, 2014 · ·
  1. Chic N Love
    It all started with a trip to a tractor supply store in March 2011 with my husband and his 10 year old son. Don't all 10 year olds want baby chicks when they see them? Our answer to his request was for us to go home and do research on the care and keeping of chickens. That's how we found BYC and I have been hooked every since. After looking at many, many coop designs my husband told me to come up with a plan and we could build our coop. Funny thing that happened along the way., we got our chickens before the coop was complete. Seems to happen to a lot of people building coops. Anyway it certainly helped keep us motivated to complete the coop when the chicks started to fly around the garage!
    We used our favorite ideas from other coops we saw on BYC and came up with a few of our own. It was a labor of love. It had to be as we worked on it after work in the dark, a couple of nights until midnight. It turned out wonderful!!!
    Sorry to say, the marriage didn't work out, however we did have a wonderful chicken coop and I enjoyed every minute of the building process and having our hens and I appreciate all the hard work that went into the process and having our 7 lovely ladies with their individual personalities. They certainly entertained us more than we ever expected.
    George Strait: Rooster
    Dolly Parton: Japanese Bantam
    Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, Kelly Pickler, Wyvonne Judd, Sara Evans
    I am in a new chapter in my life now and will soon have another coop and some new hens to enjoy. [​IMG]
    All new materials were used. Wired for electrical. Fan installed and a thermostat was installed so it would come on as needed. The interior walls were painted "faux haystack". Plexiglass is used for all windows and hardware cloth was also used on windows that opened to keep out critters. Vinyl on floors for easy clean up.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Country music coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jan 3, 2019
    Good job building this nice coop. It'd be helpful to have more info about the dimensions and how it went together.
  2. 21hens-incharge
    "Nice and large!"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 8, 2018
    There aren't many details on how it was built though.
  3. Anonymous
    "more details needed"
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    No details on how the building was put together.

    I love it thought It's beautiful, and looks extremely functional


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  1. judyki2004
    wonderful coop! love it!
  2. featherweightmn
    Nice set-up!!!!
  3. chickwhispers
    That is one nice country set up! Your chickens must love their home!
  4. Bogtown Chick
    Nice Charming Barn coop. I love all your space and your artwork on your storage cans. Just lovely.
  5. nannie
    I love people that love their girls.they have a condo to live in. mine live like queens too.take care of the the names.i named mine is awesome,be proud of it.
  6. valleychicks
    Beautiful Coop! Your story reminds me of one a lady told me that I met while shopping with my husband at a Lowes I believe in Athens, GA. We were both looking at "how to raise chickens" books. I hope your new chapter in your life turns out wonderful.
  7. crazyfeathers
    Wow! When can I move in, it is very nice. Spoiled chickens lol.
  8. CrazyChookLady5
    love the coop

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