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Redtailranchs Chicken Coop

By RedTailRanch · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. RedTailRanch
    These are pictures of my chicken coop in Spokane. I had never built anything like this before...so I think I did pretty good! I did all the work myself too!
    This is the before photo. It was an old shelter/feed stall for a horse. I ripped out all the "insides" so I could start with a hollow shell.



    Emma, watching the chicks.

    The coop will be 12'x16" when finished. I added cross supports to the floor AFTER this pic was taken.


    I built the walls on top of a 4x4 base so that their would be room for the pine shavings.


    This is the back side of the coop/barn. You can see it's set back inside the existing roof line. This turned out to be a great idea, and wish I had done this on the front too.

    Added security to keep out unwanted critters.

    Hard to see here, but there are pop out doors on bothe the front and the back walls. I figured it was good to have an "escape" route just in case!
    Insulated the walls and ceiling for added warmth. Should have done the floor too!

    I got the vinyl in the remnant section at Home depot.




    Still in the brooding room in the house...the chicks are getting big and anxiously waiting for the coop to be finished!

    The coop stood up very well to the heavy snow! You can see the "barn red" with white trim in this pic.
    The first egg!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. karenerwin
    "Nice looking coop!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    You did a real nice job on converting the horse area into a chicken coop! At first I thought the picture with the shavings on the floor was a picture of carpet on the floor!!:lau

    I would like to know how you finished out the inside. How many roosts are there, did you hang the food source or do something else? What, if anything, would you do differently if you were to build it again (aside from moving it back a bit so that the front was under the horse area roof)?

    About how much did you spend? How many chickens do you keep in there? How many nest boxes?
    Could you give us a supplies list that you used in the build?

    Anyway, your coop looks good enough to live in! Thanks for sharing it with us.
  2. Texas Kiki
    "Nice large coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Can we see the finished inside details please?
  3. BlackHackle
    "Very Spacious and Practically Built!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    This is a great idea for using a lean to base. The coop page also contains quite a bit of information about how it was built!


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  1. lwiese58
    Very nice...you did a great job! The snowy picture is especially pretty! What breed of chickens do you have? They're unusually pretty, in my opinion.
  2. lizzyb
    Good job! I am going to use the 4x4 base idea and I also plan to use the hardware cloth for screening as a security measure.

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