Old School Sky Light

By Wocdam · Apr 11, 2013 · Updated Apr 13, 2013 · ·
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    Very simple design based off an old barn. The building's elevated window faces the east so that the earliest rays from the sun fill the coop. Depending on how many birds you would like to keep, this coop can be made very small or very big. The loftiness inside also lends itself to quality venting which is so important in any coop construction.

    I built this coop using old, weathered, and recycled materials so that it would appear to be much older. I chose a typical barn red and added some fun chicken décor. My coop is next to my small pond and I added a deck to it on the water side. A "run" area is on the other side and gives the chickens lots of room when they are not out free ranging. The hens love it!
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    This coop has an 8' x8' floor plan. The roof is stick framed with a 12/12 pitch.

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    Craigslist is always a good place to hunt down cheap building supplies. Including the doors and window.
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    Fair warning to those who enter!
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    Every hen house needs to be guarded by a fox! Chicken décor is best found on eBay.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Good coop page!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018
    Great pictures and build details.

    Plans, shopping list and a schematic would make it better
  2. Hope Hughes
    "Beautiful & Creative!"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018

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  1. TwinsLoveChicks
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  3. chickwhispers
    So nice! Awesome Job!
  4. Shabana
    Oooo ! I can imagine sitting on the deck watching the girls and maybe sipping on something cold !! You deserve to win the coop is amazing and I,m jealous of the location !! It looks idyllic :))
  5. Teena Marie
    Love the coop. Really nice set up.
  6. AnotherKim
    That is so cute! Love it!
  7. laceynoelle
    I love this coop, I need to make it eventually. ^.^
  8. applegal
    Gorgeous, what a site
  9. carlsaSC
    Very nice, well-planned coop. Have your chickens learned to swim yet?
  10. 3963jem
    You deserve to win. Beautiful coop and must be a show place for many good conversations. Enjoy many days watching those hens.
  11. Fabulous Chicks
  12. Bogtown Chick
    I have to say that this one is right up there for one of the best coops I've seen. As it is I enjoy sitting out with the chickens. This makes it all the more appealing with that deck overlooking the pond. Wow. Wow. Wow.
  13. NanaHess
    I love it!
  14. troy4
    IT'S beautiful!
  15. hosspak
    WTG, Props, congrats, you deserve all the accolades with this coop. I wish I had that kind of room on my suburban ranch. Very well built as well as described. I would expect your flock to bow down and personally hand you their eggs every morning just to show their gratitude....that is if they had actual hands..
  16. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the Chicken Coop Picture of the Week. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  17. BackYardChknLvr
    can i come live in it with the chickens????
  18. celticgarden
    Beautiful job!
  19. coolcanoechic
  20. Nikon
    Awesome! Love everything about it! Where did you find that amazing chicken poo sign!?
  21. The Old Yolks
    I love it!!!!

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