Welcome Chickies To Your New Mansion

By little farmer · Jan 7, 2013 · ·
  1. little farmer
    Well, where I live we have cold winters. And the coop that my chickens were in was falling apart. A combination of two small rabbit hutches and a make-shift run made of wire in a circle made up my chickens old coop. So, I said that it was time for my chickens to get a new coop for the upcoming cold winter. So, I showed my Dad some plans for a coop. Dad suggested that we put the chickens in our springhouse. Now, our springhouse is not really a springhouse. It's a very nice shed that looks like a springhouse from the outside. Anyways, I was astonished. Originally we were going to give our chickens the whole things, but we decided about half would be better, and easier to insulate. November 3rd, my Dad and I started work, and though I wish I could have gotten mid-construction pictures, I failed to do so, because I was apart of the job!!! All afternoon we worked, came close to dinner and- voila!- the coop was finished!!! I put my chickens in, and immediately started digging away. Finally my chickens had a roosting bar, and four nesting boxes. Not to mention a loft with a Brazilian Cherry Wood ladder. Here are some pictures!!-

    [​IMG] This is the outside. My chickens have about half of that

    [​IMG] This is the wall separating the rest of the springhouse from their coop.

    [​IMG] This is the whole coop. (Well, most of it. there's a bit more space on the left end)

    [​IMG] Here's their roosting bar.

    [​IMG] The ladder. :)

    [​IMG] Here's the loft. To the left is their nesting boxes.

    [​IMG] These are all of the nesting boxes.
    Thanks for reading!!!!

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  1. N F C
    Nice looking stone building!
  2. lwiese58
    Such a resourceful and aesthetically appealing idea! Well done!
  3. miquwid
    wow very nice
  4. little farmer
  5. Chickenfan4life
    Awesome coop! I especially love the outside of it!
  6. ChemicalchiCkns
    Beautiful cycen House
  7. little farmer
    Thank you!! :) Trefoil, the hens sleep on the roosting bar, but sometimes they just like to hang out in the loft. :)
  8. PugBug
    Looks really nice, I LOVE the outside it s beautiful!
  9. earlybird10842
    Nice Job, little farmer!
  10. earlybird10842
    They have roost bars, below the pic of the entire coop.
  11. Trefoil
    Looks good. Do your hens prefer the loft to the roost bars?

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