The Chik Inn

By Tammerella · Sep 13, 2018 · ·
Rating:
4.75/5,
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    This is the third coop we have built. The first one we built was our beginning stages into raising chickens, and was a temporary coop until we had time to build a nicer one. We built the nicer coop the summer of 2017, but had a tragedy over the winter and the coop burnt to the ground in 2 hours. So, this past summer, with starting over with a new flock, we were determined to build a coop that will not have heat lamps or water heaters and will keep our girls safe.

    To do this, we used hardi-board siding instead of old cedar siding that was on the previous coop. We also put insulation in the floor, ceiling and walls. We have yet to put in some LED lighting inside the coop and an automatic coop door that will be hooked up to a battery. Another lesson we learned from previous coops is to not use the standard chicken wire with the 1” holes. We have lost chickens in the past from raccoons sticking their arms through the wire and killing them. With the hardware cloth, we now have peace of mind that the girls are safe 24/7 from anything getting inside the coop or the run.

    We also made some chicken swings and perches out of some buckthorn and rope because we’ve found the chickens can get a better grip on something round then a 2x2 board.

    Overall, we’re very happy in how the coop and run turned out, and we don’t plan on building anymore coops none too soon!

    PS: The coop plans are attached in case you're interested. :) 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 5.JPG 6.JPG 7.JPG 8.JPG 9.JPG 9b.JPG 9c.JPG 10.JPG 11.JPG 12.JPG 13.JPG 14.JPG 15.JPG 16.JPG

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  1. ChickaMama49
    "This is my dream coop!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 14, 2018 at 11:05 PM
    You did a great job! For me this is my ideal dream coop! A beautiful and functional place to raise your flock!
  2. Anonymous
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    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 10, 2018
    Beautiful
  3. BY Bob
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    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 9, 2018
    Great looking coop. Sorry you had to learn some of the lessons the hard way. Thanks for sharing the plans. Anything you would change yet?
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  1. Motherslove82
    This is awesome!
  2. Wetmorechick
    Wow! Spectacular! Great job!
  3. jonezjollyfarm
    I love the high doors. I wish I had thought of that when we built. Nothing like a sneaky chicken darting out the door when you open it. When we rebuild our run that is at the top of the list.
  4. jonezjollyfarm
    I love the high doors. I wish I had thought of that when we built. Nothing like a sneaky chicken darting out the door when you open it. When we rebuild our run that is at the top of the list.
  5. fur-mum
    Love it. Wish you could make one for me!
  6. backinthecoop45
    Nice. How would you get this ready for winter with the shavings, plastic, heat lamps & chopped straw?
  7. TropicalBabies
    I love the function, the thoughtfulness, cost and effort you folks put into this. My kind of coop- cute and practical. I like that you are apply lessons learned and sharing with us fellow BYCers. Looks beautiful and blended in your space. Cute personal touches without overdoing. I give it a solid 4.5!!!
    Great photos and story. Bravo!!
    AND your new flock is as cute and healthy as can be!!!! <3
  8. townchicks
    A very attractive and practical coop. I love all the little details like the window box and sign. Nice and roomy for the number of chickens.
  9. Hyper_Chicken05
    Pretty stylish I guess
  10. N F C
    Nice job!
  11. TelfTheElf
    Hi
    That's amazing!!!!
    What kind of chickens fill the vacancies at the 'Chick Inn'?

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