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By the dixie chicks · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jan 14, 2017 · ·
  1. the dixie chicks
    The Dixie Chicks

    Here is the story of how I roped my husband into getting me chickens. I
    was born in Montana, and I suppose ranching and farming are in my blood.
    But I married a boy from New York, and we now live in a subdivision in
    North Carolina that's not really a large livestock kinda place. So, after
    months of my begging and pleading, he finally decided that a few chickens
    couldn't be THAT much trouble! Especially since our good friend, who is a
    carpenter by trade, offered to donate a bunch of scrap materials. So began
    our little project. We broke ground in early spring, and finished in late
    October, $500 buckaroos later! So much for easy - or cheap! But now that
    it's all done, we are really enjoying our 3 sweet little hens and
    beautiful brown eggs every morning. And heck, maybe next year i'll
    convince him into letting me have a little brown jersey cow :)


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  1. Nardo
    "Well made small coop"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    Nice coop and thanks for putting the pics in so it is easy to see the building process.
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    Great hen house with plenty of finishing! Would love a bit more close ups of the construction


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  1. Beamer's human
    I love this design. It looks like I have to build a separate coop for my Silkies. They would rather sleep on the back steps than share any of the coops with the larger birds. One question though. Do you not need anything on the ground to protect from digging predators? Or is that only an issue in the Rain Forest Jungle of Costa Rica where I live?
  2. BoostPsi
    Very nice!!
  3. 7263255
    Cute coop, looks very sturdy.
  4. sunflour
    Such a cute coop, luv the Dixie Chicks!
  5. 6368
    what type of chickens are they
  6. Egg Thief
    I loved the coop but i want a nice big brooder cage does this thing have blue prints?
  7. Clucky Me
  8. Horseychicken
    Nicee! This gives me an idea for a coop. I'll probablly be getting chickens but i think the city should let me! what kind of chickens are those?
  9. katiematiema
    i love it im gunn totally build chicken coop like that for wood shop
  10. ShansWife
    The colors are perfect its the cutest lil coop!
  11. sprong5
    Love, Love, your coop!!! Could I please get more information on how to build this?? Thanks Luanne
  12. ChickWHorses
    What would you do about food and water in the winter?
  13. meiske
    Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
  14. 99Peeps
    Sweet little coop. I adore the quaintness of it and your girls and kitty. You are so fortunate to have such a supportive hubby and friend.
  15. sprong5
    Can you Share your supplies and directions to this adorable coop?? Thanks :)
  16. yorklady
    Love your beautiful hens, the darling coop, and your idea to go for a "little" brown jersey cow! Your husband's a keeper!!!
  17. laurenkristine
    cute cat picture! (love your coop)
  18. pmelton
    Love it!! Great job bet their some happy chickens
  19. chickparm
    I love it! Thank you for sharing these great photo's!
  20. liz9910
    Wow great coop! And I love your orange cat :)
  21. judyki2004
    congratulations on make it to the CC- POW. onece more; I love your coop!
  22. anderson8505
  23. palm
    i love that one
  24. 3 Golden Girls
    nice coop and cute name... Dixie Chicks.
  25. WasabiChicki
  26. Fluffballs
    Cute coop!
  27. Knock Kneed Hen
    Cute, cute cute!!
  28. iluvsedward
    ' "And heck, maybe next year i'll
    convince him into letting me have a little brown jersey cow :) " '
    LITTLE???!?? are you kidding me?!?
  29. skeedog1015
    Great Job!!!
  30. FoxyMom
    Oh, and good luck on getting that cow. <3
  31. FoxyMom
    Beautiful! Some of my mom's original chickens were named the Dixie Chicks. :)
  32. lorienmom
    terrific coop- I don't know where you are in NC but here in Asheville we LOVE our backyard chickens.
  33. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process.
  34. CluckingNewb
    Oh wow! I totally want to build something like this! I'm guessing its about 6' tall? Specs would help out a lot!
  35. Teresapro
    Great Coop!!!
  36. judyki2004
    love your coop & your hens ! ( i'd love to have a 'red' hen to add variety to my flock ( flock is a big word i only have 2 hens & a rooster :O)
  37. barredrocks755
    I love It how big is the coop?
  38. crumptz
    Love this!

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