Quick they're getting too big for the house

By 14chickens · Sep 13, 2013 · ·
  1. 14chickens
    So our chicken house was built with the intent on 4-6 birds living in it. My children got free "roosters" for 4-H My younger son thought he also needed some so we bought 4 hens for him, hoping that after the fair the rooster would be gone. Well somebody made a miske and we ended up with 14 hens. We didn't have a lot of money so we just threw some wood and a window on this old fuel barrel stand we had. It worked out well for the summer as they only spend the night in it and free range during the day. Now our 14 chickens are getting a new home for the winter, we are revamping the current old chicken house on our property.
    This is the one I made

    [​IMG]this is the old fuel barrel stand
    [​IMG]so this is what it looks like now and the fence is just for charm, they have access tho the whole farm.

    Everybody really enjoys our chickens especially my children. My daughter calls them her darlings, and carries them around lying on their backs like a baby. Thanks for letting me share.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Repurposed wood"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Dec 5, 2018
    Nice job adjusting on the go. Looks like it has what they need. Wonder how the roosts ares set up inside since that's almost all they use it for. I can make out the nesting boxes.
  2. mrs_organized_chaos
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 14, 2018
    I read the article twice but I am still unsure what the coop was before the revamp. It would also be nice to know where the plan/design came from and materials used.


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  1. 14chickens
    Thanks!! When we bought our farm it has numerous broken down buildings and lots of scraps the previous owner collected. It does seem to help picking up various "scrap" items to tear apart and reuse. I definatly enjoy the chicken keeping, they are fun.
  2. miquwid
    Very nice I've been doing the chicken keeping on a shoestring budget myself used everything!!!
  3. 14chickens
    A barrel is put up on a stand with a gas pump type nozzel on it and then uses gravity to put fuel into your equipment on the farm. Although I believe our stand was homemade to start with.
  4. ChemicalchiCkns
    A fuel-barrel stand?
  5. Whittni
    Enjoy your chickens :)

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