Medium Coops Index

Cali Coop
This is my coop. It is made from mostly recycled materials. I live in suburban Southern CA so I do not need to worry much about weather or animals. I am a fort builder not a carpenter (yes, I know the rafters are supposed to be the other way but I chose to do it that way instead) and I have had a lot of fun finding creative ways to make the most of the materials that I have. The floor/foundation is actually an old treehouse roof from Craig's list that I tore the shingles off of. The siding is my neighbor's old fence as well as more old fence thanks to the "free stuff" section of Criag's list. I had to buy the studs, hardware, corrugated fiberglass for the roof and wire for the run and windows. The basic design is based on the coop we had when I was growing up, but this is a smaller (cuter) version. I have six hens: Oreo (barred rock) Henny Penny (rhode island red) Chipmunk and Loretta (ee's) Sunny and Chicken Little (buff orpingtons)

The front door. The nesting boxes are just inside to the right to make for easy egg collecting.

The whole thing and DH in the background :) There is also a raised garden bed behind the run. I plan on adding more and making the whole area around the coop a veggie garden with raised cedar beds and mulch paths.

The run

Inside


Oreo in the door.

DD watching the chickens


My three little peeps on a very hot day during the early stages of construction.



Front door. It came out a little crooked but it still works you just have to lift and kick it a little to get it to close tight

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