Ojai DIY Coop

By CCRabbetts · Apr 8, 2014 · ·
  1. CCRabbetts
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    Well it all starts the same, I bought baby chickens and now they are far too large for their brooder...So it is time for a coop!
    I wanted something bigger than the minimum requirements but I didn't want to spend a million dollars! So I sat down and made plans for my ideal chicken coop. Four hours later I had created a masterpiece, with nesting boxes build in, two levels, latches and doors out the wazoo. Once I started to go through and do my material list it came out to be a little too much than what I wanted to spend. So I came up with a better, more simple and cheaper plan. So we started with six pieces of OSB, 14 - 8' 2x4, 50 feet of chicken wire, paint, a whole lot of 3" screws, roofing material and man power. In the end it cost me $250.[​IMG][​IMG]


    It isn't all the way done yet, I still have some painting and I want to build a stairway and second level shelf for them behind the barn. But so far I love my coop and my chickens.

    Sunni - Speckled Sussex
    Scrambles - Easter Egger
    Sanders (Sandi) - Blue Cochin
    Senna - White Silkie
    Sage - Silkie

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Recent User Reviews

  1. CCUK
    "Nice coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
  2. sumi
    "Lovely, but needs more details"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 8, 2018
  3. Hope Hughes
    "Cute paint job!"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    It has a cute theme. But the chicken wire wont keep them safe from predators. And if those plants are real, might want to make sure they are not poisonous to chickens. Cute idea though!


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  1. YardBirdMom
    That is adorable!! I love it! Can't wait to see the second level :)
  2. CCRabbetts
  3. teneyck farms
    goog job like the paint veryy creative
  4. CrazyChookLady5
    love the paintings!!

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