coop build

  1. sophi3

    Chick crushed under treadle pedal feeder

    Devastated and posting this as hopefully a warning to prevent another accident like this occurring. Have been putting mama hen and her 4 babies out in the run during the day and back inside at night for the past 2 days, and one of the chicks just died under the regular feeder the hen (used to be...
  2. lefttowrite

    A big, blue, brand-new coop!

    My husband and I finished our coop this week! :yesss: The interior measures about 7.5’ x 11’, so plenty of room for my six girls with a bit of chicken math already factored in. For anyone curious, here’s a build breakdown: Walls + Flooring The walls are pallets, with CDX exterior and OSB...
  3. S

    Which style of coop to build?

    I had a 12x8 old shed that was my chicken coop before. But sadly I had to give my flock away because it had such a rotten roof raccoons kept getting in and killing them. At the time I didn't have the money to fix it up and it was the middle of winter. Now I have to decide to fix the rotten shed...
  4. Gwhite3678

    Chicken coop build at the White House

    Just wanted a place to document our progress in building our coop. It’s going to be 8x12 with a run approx 200ft. It’s located at the beginning of the wooded space on our property to keep them away from my hungry dogs and so they have plenty of space to tear up that isn’t my garden. There should...
  5. Amber Lu

    Lightweight Dropping Board

    I am working on building a droppings board in my coop. I want to make it in two pieces. A support and then a lightweight removable top box that I can pull out and disinfect/spray down as needed. Does anyone have any ideas of a lightweight, but strong, material for the topper? The size is going...
  6. The Burrow

    The Burrow

    I'd love to highlight my very first coop- The Burrow! This will be a long, picture heavy article. The Burrow was inspired by the Wichita Cabin Coop and the Chick Inn. Photos of the rough plans are posted at the bottom of the article in case it helps anyone! First, a VERY cautionary tale, and...
  7. C

    The Coop is Done!!! (mostly, gutters go up tomorrow)

    Here is the final product. The gutter on the back needs to be added, husband is doing that tomorrow, but otherwise what we are calling the chicken Taj Mahal is done. Paint is done (as of 6:51pm tonight), run is done, run is covered, predator skirt is installed, automatic door opening...
  8. C

    Coop Design - Feedback Pls

    Hi. We are getting 8 chicks at the end of April. So it is time to design our Coop, get feedback. The goal is have a set design so I can get a material build list made and picked up and let us weekend warrior this coop over 6 weeks. I'm in Oregon, Willamette Valley, it is wet, like wet-wet, so...
  9. Shadow of the Highlands - My Coop

    Shadow of the Highlands - My Coop

    INTRODUCTION Welcome the my coop page! I recently put together new housing for my 28 chickens and 2 ducks - the coop is still very much a work in process, but so far I'm pleased with how it's come along! Here's a photo of the main portion of the coop before shortly before the chicken moved in...
  10. Kreg Built Coop

    Kreg Built Coop

    Hello Friends, My husband and I built this coop over 3-4 weekends. We found that the Kreg system of joinery was by far the fastest and easiest way to connect all the parts. No overlapping joinery was required and the joints are as strong as could be. If you position the bored holes to the...
  11. K

    Building my first Coop

    My brother and I are building this coop. I keep a daily journal of the build and this picture is one I drew this past week after I primed the raw wood. Steve K
  12. B

    Newbie - Looking to fix up old coop and add run

    Hey all, I am new the site and am moving shortly to a home with a little space and a run-down chicken coop. I would like to fix it up and add on a nice sized run for my flock of around 8-10 that are currently in eggs sitting under a friend's hen. Background info: 1) I'm in central North...
  13. ctpat3

    The Coop that COVID built! Building our first coop...

    We are a young family living in Central Victoria, Australia. My husband and I each grew up with chickens so have been keen for our children to share that experience. With the lockdown we suddenly found ourselves with free weekends at home and decided it was the perfect project for us all to do...
  14. mandymcg05

    Coop In Progress- All suggestions welcome! But be NICE! Lol

    Alright. So some of you may remember my water fiasco in the original coop my husband and I built about two weeks ago. Our pallet built coop was found with standing water after a couple days of heavy storms. So... hubby and I panicked. Bought a ton of wood. And started building. Keep in mind, we...
  15. ChickenMama1980

    We introduced our 6-7 week old flock to their NEW coop today!

    This is our first flock... this is our custom, DIY garage coop! I will be working on the run this coming weekend. Here's a YouTube link for the full tour of the coop: I will attach some photos too... my boys enjoyed picking a bunch of dandelions and presenting the girls with a big salad!
  16. mandymcg05

    Need Advice- Chicks will be ready soon!!

    Hey guys! So hubby and I built a medium coop from pallet wood a couple weeks ago. We actually just added onto a very small coop we used 3 years ago. We had the placement perfect.... so we thought. After several days of rain and storms, we go out to check on the coop and talk about progress, and...
  17. Badgermole

    A cool retreat for hot chicks

    Hello everybody, I've wanted to make a new coop for my chooks for a while. I've recently discovered sketchup and had some fun playing around with making a little house for them, partly based on ones I've read about on here, but I'd like some input from people who've been there, done that, and...
  18. R

    New chicken and waterfowl coop ideas?

    I plan on building two coops, one for chickens and one for ducks. I've been googling some ideas but most of them seem to have the wire too thin, which can be very bad for me since there's predators here. We don't have raccoons, foxes, etc. We have mongooses and rats, therefore they can get in...
  19. sLOWdJonny9

    6 Mile Chicken Tractor Build

    Hello to all at BYC, As mentioned in my intro, my name is Jon and I live in the foothills of East TN. 8 weeks ago we got 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Black Jersey Giants. During these past 8 weeks, I built the chicken tractor pictured below. Its definitely far from perfect and I'd do a few...
  20. C

    Chicken coop for 20

    Hi, I currently have 4 Rhode Island Reds. My bf and I just got 11 more chicks. 3 Red sex links, 2 Sapphire gems, and 6 Easter egger Chickens. We are definitely gonna need a bigger coop preferably one without a run being as they will spend most their time in our yard. Suggestions on a budget...
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