The Peach Parlor

By Kim95037 · Jun 30, 2012 · Updated Jul 20, 2012 · ·
  1. Kim95037
    I started off with some plans I downloaded off of the internet but it just wasnt working out. It was an A frame coop with 60 degree angles, but the 60 degrees just seemed ridiculous, too much wasted space at the top, so I decided to go with 45 degrees instead and soon I abandoned the entire plan altogether and just started doing my own thing. I added a section to the run and Im currently adding another section of run which will be a double decker. Now Im thinking about making another actual coop, I REALLY want to get some bantam easter eggers and I dont want to crowd the girls, I have 4 chickens right now with a silkie sitting on three eggs, not sure if a couple of them are going to hatch. The coop has lights and plugs, (everything has to have lights and plugs when you're an electrician), a flat panel heater which I hooked up to a thermostat and a couple of fans on a timer to move the air around when it gets hot. Originally I had wheels on it so I could move it around but it got so heavy I took the wheels off and set it on railroad ties. I put heavy stepping stones around the outside of it to keep critters from digging underneath it. I started to paint it but now Im busy making it bigger. I live in a 100 year old house that needs a ton of work so what do I do? I build the fanciest chicken coop in the neighborhood. Oh well....


    Share This Article

Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Nice job"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 20, 2018
    You have lots of run now. Good job showing how you got started and where you ended up.
  2. CCUK
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 12, 2018
    Well built tractor. Easy to move if needs be.
    1. Kim95037
      Actually the dang thing turned out to be so heavy I ended up taking the wheels off and setting it up permanently on some railroad ties.....
  3. 21hens-incharge
    "Well done."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    I would love to know how wide this turned out. Is it difficult to clean? I like that it seems roomy.
    1. Kim95037
      Its 4' wide. I've since added on to it twice! My next additions tho I got a little smarter and made the whole top lid open up on some hinges (the run part) This particular section that I first built is kind of a pain.


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!
  1. nono
    I love that heater! Also the way you did your nest boxes inside! The two-tone pavers really offer a nice contrast to the wood of the coop. :)
  2. Jitamon
    Very Nice!!
  3. ImportTheBest
    Very cool coop!
  4. joan1708
    I like it. Very high tech!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: