Ms Biddy's Little Red Chicken House

By Ms Biddy · Dec 5, 2017 · ·
  1. Ms Biddy
    My little chicken house seems really plain (and dusty) compared to some of the chicken mansions here! I love it though because it reminds me of the coop we had when I was a kid.


    It gets in the low 20's here and snows once in a while. Although it may seem like a lot of ventilation, we've never covered the windows or had issues because of drafts. In the summer, highs over 100 are common. Come on in!


    There isn't really anything special about this coop, but I like that I can stand and walk in it and it's easy to clean. The door to the run slides open and shut and we keep a light inside for winter. The water trough has a float box and is really easy to keep clean. I'm not sure why these troughs aren't more common, because it's a very functional design.


    Here's the tire dust bath we made for the run. They've completely rejected it and prefer to roll in the dirt. (see top left corner)


    The only thing I'd change about this coop is putting a roof over the run to keep it dry. We lay some metal roofing panels on top, but we should have just roofed it properly to begin with. That's on my wish list, along with a rolling hoop coop, grow out pens, a high fenced ranging area and of course more chickens!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. janiedoe
    "Lovely Coop, Ms Biddy!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 29, 2018
    I love your little red coop. The troughs are a good idea. I will keep that in mind for my next coop.
    Ms Biddy likes this.
    1. Ms Biddy
      Thank you for the kind words. We have multiple coops now, but this one holds the most chickens and has served us well.


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  1. N F C
    It doesn't need to be a McMansion to be a good have a GOOD coop!
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  2. aart
    Nice roomy and function count for way more than pretty in my book!
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