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.
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