Sac City Chicken Yard

By SacCityChickens · Apr 6, 2012 · Updated Apr 8, 2012 · ·
  1. SacCityChickens
    It recently became legal to have chickens here in Sacramento, Ca. My wife & I decided it would be nice to have a couple of laying hens. Even though we live in the city, we don't live far from the American river. I have seen racoons & possums a few times, & of course dogs. I have a 7' solid wood fence w/lattice top, all around the place. We have a small yard next to our garage about 12'x20' that I turned into our chicken yard by adding two 6' chain link gates. We had about a $300 budget for a coop when found this 4'x8' one on craigslist for $350. A local guy builds them out of recycled lumber. Uses hardware wire all around. Came complete with 2 nest boxes & roost poles. Fit right into the back of my pick-up truck. I bought a couple of hens from the guy's wife while I was there,it was just 'plug-n-play'! We just took long enough to burry hardware wire all around the outside. They get locked inside the coop at night & let out into their yard in the morning. We let them free range our whole back yard in the afternoons. There are grapes growing along the lattice at the top of the fence, it covers the fence each summer. I'm gonna let the grape vines cover their coop for shade.
    Rosie(RIR) & Roxy(BR), our 2 girls are adjusting well to city life & we are getting 1 beautiful brown egg a day from each.
    Gotta love craigslist!
    Here's our SacCityChicken yard



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  1. Nardo
    "Purchased coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 7, 2018
    No details here about how the guy built it or the size or materials or ?
  2. SavKel&RynKel
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2018
    Nice score! Did you end up having to modify it at all?


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  1. judyki2004
    Cute "plug & play" coop, and is big enough to add 2 or 3 more girls!!! I wish to see a pic, with the grape vines :O) Blessings!!
  2. SacCityChickens
    Thanks, it really is quite cute. The roost pole & nest boxes are removable for easy cleaning. The coop will look a little better once the grape vines cover it. I'll post a pic
    Having chickens has been great fun
  3. molschickies
    What a great, cabin-y coop! I love that it's reclaimed wood and that you plan to have grape vines covering it!

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