small coops

  1. The Enchanted Tiki Coop: Our New England Suburban Coop and Run

    The Enchanted Tiki Coop: Our New England Suburban Coop and Run

    Spring 2020: I've been quietly lurking on BYC for four years, planning, waiting... And last October, my small city relaxed the chicken keeping laws, allowing flocks of up to 6 hens on a residential property, if properly registered. Over the winter, I hatched my plans, and in March–just before...
  2. The Chick Chalet

    The Chick Chalet

    It's been a long time in planning and construction, but the Chick Chalet is finally complete! In February I approached my son with my idea for a small chicken tractor suitable for raising chicks or providing a private place for a broody hen to set eggs for me. He drew up the plans on his tablet...
  3. Joyze172

    Dog house to mini or small coop design

    Redesigned a dog house I had laying around not used into a mini chicken coop. I was hope to use it as a recovery pen, baby chick pen/safe zone or separation pen for integrating a single chicken or chick. Right now I have a lame hen that is ready to go outside but not able to roost yet. She is in...
  4. C

    So I took it as an omen...and here I am!

    I ordered a patio gazebo from Wayfair that arrived with two of the most important bolts bent beyond usable. I asked for replacements of those two bolts, and they sent me a whole new gazebo and said keep the old one for spare parts! So I said to myself, okay, this means I don't have to buy a...
  5. Barn Style Coop With Tractor Features

    Barn Style Coop With Tractor Features

    This is a short article listing the attributes of the barn style coop I built from scratch. I'm sorry I misplaced the plans for this build but the basic idea is fairly simple. I got the basic idea from some posts on here and some internet searching. The Coop: Barn Style Coop by pragmatist712...
  6. Pre-Fab Success Story

    Pre-Fab Success Story

    Yesterday marks the one year anniversary of the day we brought our four sweet little chicks home. Two Easter Eggers, Princess Laya and Hen Solo, a Gold-Laced Wyandotte, Pox, and a Barred Rock, Peep. It's been a fun adventure for my sixteen year old daughter and I. I'm a single mom with limited...
  7. Fluttering-about

    Can I build nesting boxes in the run?

    My chicken house is a bit small. - OK really small! I made the mistake of buying a darling chicken house on Amazon. WOW what a mistake. There isn't even room for a roost. So, seeing as my girls are sleeping in the "nesting boxes", really just an extra space divided in two, should I build...
  8. The Gypsy Chicks

    The Gypsy Chicks

    Here is our Gypsy Wagon Coop After considering a number of designs, we decided that building one that looked like a Gypsy wagon gave us unlimited exterior design options - nothing was off limits. We contacted Chicken Coop Mansions and gave Matthew our initial design. He built the basic...
  9. Deedee's Inn: low-cost coop, run, and yard from Craiglist finds and freebies

    Deedee's Inn: low-cost coop, run, and yard from Craiglist finds and freebies

    Deedee's Inn all started with...Deedee. A KG teacher asked if anyone wanted her classroom chicks, and I said "YES, I do!" Who knew Deedee the classroom chick would lead to a flock of ten, and to a year of construction on their Inn. The first pictures below show what Deedee's Inn is like now...
  10. Happy Little Coop

    Happy Little Coop

    It just looks so happy! So, although we were only starting with four chickens, I wanted to build something that would be big enough to allow for chicken math. Basing it on 4x8 sheets of plywood also seemed like it might simplify a bit. So I decided on a 4x8 coop, which should allow for up to...
  11. Every Day is a Chicken Day

    Every Day is a Chicken Day

    The Chicken 'Mansion' 3/28/15 After a couple years with our existing coop and getting a few more chicks, we decided it was time to upgrade and get something bigger, easier to clean, more durable, more waterproof and just better all around. I did a lot of research and a lot of budgeting to try...
  12. Run Charlie

    Run Charlie

  13. A Coop For Girly Girls!

    A Coop For Girly Girls!

    My DH refers to our coop as my dollhouse! As my human chicks are growing up and leaving our nest, my DH suggested I get a new hobby. Although we live in town, I am a country girl at heart, having grown up on a ranch. Through the years, in our garage and large fenced-in backyard, we have...
  14. Economy Coop from Scratch

    Economy Coop from Scratch

    Ill make the story short, the coop I originally purchased was only designed for 3 birds max and after getting my first 3 birds I wanted more... SO I started drawing up designs and gathering materials. I had already sunk almost $200 into the first coop (mostly pre-built & purchased online) I...
  15. Spencer's "Chicken House"

    Spencer's "Chicken House"

    Our son Spencer will be three years old in May. We're planning to get 6 chicks the first week of March. Our first impulse was to use a cardboard box for a brooder, but we didn't feel good about the potential for the cardboard to soak up odor and dampness, so we pulled together some scrap wood...
  16. Little chicken coop in big city of Albuquerque

    Little chicken coop in big city of Albuquerque

    Here are some photos of the little chicken coop our family built as our first time coop. It is 3'x6' and will be placed in an area to the side of our house that will allow an additional 150 sq ft of run for our chickens. We have the first 2 chicks a Gold Comet and a Silver Laced Wyandotte...
  17. Four-hen house with standing room

    Four-hen house with standing room

    A brief timeline I began building my small coop the weekend of April 13, 2014, I picked up four day-old chicks on the 16th, and the coop was ready for them to move in 10 weeks later, on June 21. It took me about another month to get all the trim installed, and I made minor alterations in the...
  18. Mini Chicken Barn

    Mini Chicken Barn

    This was my first chicken coop design and build for my wife's new 12 Golden Comet chickens back in the summer of 2013. I call it the Mini Chicken Barn. The coop is 4 by 8 feet, the run is 8 by 10 feet, plus the 4 by 8 feet under the coop. It is about a total of 7 feet tall. Most of the wood I...
  19. 2 flocks, One coop!

    2 flocks, One coop!

    Hello. Im in north east Massachusetts and we have had 3 full grown hens for over a year now, and about 4 months ago, we got 12 chicks and now there are 7. Our coop as a run attached to the coop. currently the "Big three" are outside and the seven pullets are inside the coop. Lots of...
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