Servin Time Saloon chicken Coop

By cbadley · Oct 6, 2013 · Updated Oct 28, 2013 · ·
  1. cbadley
    I got the idea to get chickens and just went and bought them...with no coop at the house! The chicks initially stayed in the spare bedroom in a rubbermaid tub, but as they got bigger they got pretty stinky so DH quickly hired a friend to build a basic 12 x 14 shed out of 4 8 ft pieces of plywood. Put a tin roof on and thought we were done. Sadly, after being in the coop for a week a critter of some type killed them all within 2 days. Apparently it wasn't very predator proof so we made some modifications. My father (a retired builder who is bored stiff!! AND a perfectionist!) came over and has put in a wood floor, sealed ANY and ALL cracks or openings, put in an automatic feeder that will hold alot of food, automatic waterers and an electric door that is on a timer. It opens in the mornings and closes at night. I painted the plywood door to look like an old saloon wooden door. I painted characters around the 3 sides as the "townsfolk" of "Badleyville" (our last name is Badley) and the name of the coop is "servin Time Saloon", double play on the words, servin time for drinks/dinner (chicken!), and "servin time" as a sort of prison since it is a coop they can't get out of! Hence the prison bars in different places on the coop!

    I will try and add pics but the site is telling me I don't have permission to insert attachments. I'm not very computer saavy!!
    **10/28/13 I now have pics added under "Coop Design"

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  1. Nardo
    "No details"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Dec 20, 2018
    Not a lot to go on here if one wanted to reproduce the final coop. I don't think that the coop in the image is the final one.
  2. PouleChick
    "Not a lot of detail!"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
    Some more details and pics of the modifications as well as the finished coop would be nice!


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  1. cbadley
    Ok, I got pictures download and posted...somewhere. I can't find them. It was under Coop, Runs, designs
  2. Sam3 Abq
    that was a sad story.
  3. Penny Hen
    I had trouble with that too. Don't use the attachment button. Use the picture photo icon beside the film icon just to the right of center on the tool bar.
  4. chickenboy190
    You have to have 20 posts before you can post a pic,:)
  5. lawrencerooney
    P.S. have you tried the 'insert image' button, or is that what you tried all ready?
  6. lawrencerooney
    Sounds like a neat-looking coop! Can't wait to see pics.

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