The Family Coop

  1. topcock
    I have two children who are 8 and 6 yrs old. They've been asking for chickens for awhile now.

    I had chickens while I was growing up and loved it! I couldn't wait to share the experience with my kids. I found a small storage building on craigslist for $200. I figured that just the materials to build one would cost me more than that, so I jumped on it.


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    It was almost complete but I had to finish the rest.


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    My two helpers showed up and we built a door!


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    We set some post to make a "lean to" off of one side.

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    Topped it with tin roof to provide an area for the chickens to stay dry while outside.

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    We like it so much that we decided to do the same on both sides.

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    Started on the back run, I wanted to give the chickens an area to hang out in the sunlight.

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    About got it framed up!

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    My wife helping me get started painting. She enjoyed painting more than I did.

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    The interior is pretty simple so far. Just placed some roost and hay inside. Our hens are still young so nesting boxes will come later.

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    It's coming along! I used 1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth all the way around and left about a foot of it folded outward for digging predators at the ground.

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    Covered the excess wire with top soil.

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    Finally finished for now. I think the chickens like it! Thanks for looking!

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  1. Whittni
    Looks great.
  2. miquwid
    very nice
  3. Trefoil
    I agree,WOW. Thanks for the pictures.
  4. lawrencerooney
    Wow, that's one great looking coop and run. Good job!

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