Our First Chicken Coop June 2008
I built this recently and had it ready to be occupied for my chicks that arrived the day after fathers day. In the pics I didn't have the pop door cut out, but it is now and I built a screen door so that the main door can be open and the screen door gives it more light and ventilation. All in all the coop cost under $400.00 to build. It took me about two weekends to complete (I had a little help from a brother in law and my two children). Sorry if some are blurry-they are from a camera phone. Oh and I did run electricity to it for a light and one outlet (the light can be switched on/off the outlet is constantly on). We started with 13 Red stars 1 dominique, and 3 Auracaunas.

Framing front view


The back

Standing at the door you can see the roosts on the right and nest boxes on the left

Enough roosts for more chickens than I think we will ever have. :eek:)

Better view from the door

First coat of paint

Finished front

Finished Back

Our girls first night in the coop.

This winter after a year and a half in use

Recent goat add on

Close up

My new goats...Mari & Lily