I have always wanted a farm for a long time, so my husband decided to help me with my dream and start me off with a simple addition....chickens! I love any kind of bird but chickens have always been my favorite! We wanted to start off small so I got 4 chicks, then I decided I liked them and got 6, then 8, 9, 11, and finally 14 (maybe more lol I have found they are extremely addicting!) As my number in chicks were growing so were the actual chicks themselves and I knew with warm weather moving in it would be time for them to move out into a coop, but we didn't have one yet yikes! My dad is carpenter and wanted to start from scratch, this is all and well but I am frugal...okay cheap so I drew a design and told him I wanted it done for $150 or less...he laughed but have no fear my husband and I had some vacation time and decided to do it our way while my dad sat back and laughed more!
Easy access "cleaning" door
Oh you know just washing some clothes!
The Evil Queen (aka Eve) and Bluebell
With a torn ACL it took my husband 2 weeks to do this coop. All supplies including hardware, extra wood, paint etc cost $130!!! Take that Dad LOL. This was my husbands 1st ever build of any kind and I am extremely proud of him! Its a good sturdy coop and the girlies love it! The are free range mostly but use the run when we leave.