Shoestring double coop

By btrbeana · Apr 25, 2014 · ·
  1. btrbeana
    I'm sharing this design with a little embarrassment. It ain't pretty, but I love it. It cost about 200 dollars. That's it! We salvaged wood we already had and some from a construction site dumpster they said we could have all we wanted. We bought the pressure treated posts and wire. Its a wood shed. The doors are mounted with closet door rails and inside we were able to make up two separate coop areas. One for meatys and one for the Gingers. There is also space for all my gardening and chicken junk. Love that. I am putting this out not because its gorgeous to look at but because I want to show how easy it is to make a good home for your girls even if you COULD spend thousands, you don't have too. I still need to paint. But it has worked for over a year!
    I had to put up pallets for now because our bloodhound decided chicken food was the best thing she EVER had! We are going to have to put in another pop door. Darn dog.


    What the heck, here is a picture of the feed thief. She makes up for it for all the varments she has kept at bay!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Good start"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jan 7, 2019
    Be nice to have some more detail about what's inside.
  2. FlappyFeathers
    "Not Sure It's Actually a Coop"
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
    I see that you have stored your tools in there, but I don't see a place for the chickens to live.


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  1. cindy parker that dog too:)
  2. btrbeana
    Thank you! MY husband did a great job.
  3. wee biddy farm
    I was just looking through all the lovely coops on byc that I can not possibly afford, when I ran across yours. It's great! I really like the garden tool area- mine are just sitting out in the elements. The separate yards are a good idea ...I want to separate my chickens, too. I have a stack of pallets, and part of a pitiful storage shed that I was planning using for my coop. Thanks for posting, and for the ideas! I like your cute doggy, too..

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