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Mags2009s Chicken Coop Progress Pictures Included

By mags2009 · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. mags2009
    We started building in June 2009... (we have now added NEW PICS for 2011~at bottom of page!) Enjoy~
    And finally got it done in Late July!
    Some inside pics:
    We painted the inside of the coop so the girls would have something interesting to look at!
    Our kids had fun painting all the flowers and animals!
    The "girls" settling down for the night!
    "our side" of the coop- and hatch door for retrieving eggs!
    a great pic of the big tree in the coop!
    I couldn't believe it when I found these at a store!

    The run, and its connection with the garden

    The girls inside their "home"

    **** UPDATED PICS****2011!!!!!

    We have added a deck to the coop/garden entrance, and a firepit/seating area to watch our "girls!"
    THanks For Looking!!!

    We have 2 white Rocks, 1 Barred Rock, 1Buff Orpington, 1 Red Star, 4 Easter Eggers, 1 Black Copper Marans, 1 Splash Ameracauna, 2 Welsummers, 2 white Silkies, 2 Blue Silkies, and 2 Salmon Faverolles.
    Thanks for looking!
    The Rothgeb Family~ Erik, Kerry, Ethan, and Hannah

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Nice coop build"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 18, 2018
    Article has few build details. Plans, materials list and more build details would make the article better
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Mags2009s Chicken Coop"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Your coop makes me want to be a chicken! Never would have thought to create beautiful pictures inside the coop. This is just darling! Who would have thought to add a side where you can get out of the elements to collect eggs??! Love, love, love!!
  3. BlackHackle
    "Very Artistic!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    Love the design. It is well structured, and gives the hens quite a bit of space! I also love the interior designing


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  1. mags2009
    thank you...I haven't been on this site for awhile...I sure like the new design!!! Yes, our coop is 8x12. We do not have a plan. My husband just built it as he went along..:) Some things we KNEW we wanted...vinyl flooring for easy clean-up. OUR side, for storage of feed, bedding, etc. The long hatch door for ease of retrieving the eggs in the winter...just walk in the coop, open up the door, and get the eggs! It's nice because we arent walking through bedding to get the eggs..:) Painted walls. They are so much easier to clean. One thing we are adding is dropping boards. ONE thing I wish we wouldl have done differently is...MAKE IT BIGGER!!! I WANT MORE CHICKENS!!!! LOL!
  2. Pam Espinoza
    I recently retired and have move from California to Wyoming--One of by first dreams is raising backyard chickens and have been looking at chicken coop designs and I have fallen in love with your design. Is the design available for purchase and if so can you direct me to where I could obtain a copy.
    Thank you so very much---
  3. Dbennett
    Is the building about 8 by 12?
  4. 1cat2dogs
    So Cute, love all the mural paintings inside...nice job!!
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