small-coops

  1. Our new coop build spring 2018

    Our new coop build spring 2018

    Still in progress. My husband is doing all the building, and I'm doing all the cosmetics. I was very specific on what I wanted/needed as far as function and ease of cleaning, though my husband made a few changes he did keep my requests in his build. One end has a storage space for all their feed...
  2. Chickens at Sweet Pea's Rustic Roost

    Chickens at Sweet Pea's Rustic Roost

    I started with 7 sweet hens, well 6 sweet, one little pecker. Update - we lost Bells in Jan 2017 to a hawk. So we now just have 6 sweet little hens. I was very sad, felt terrible about it, but if there was a chicken to lose, Bells would be my pick. The little flock is very mellow now. I...
  3. Little Red Barn Coop

    Little Red Barn Coop

    My goal was to build a coop that reminded me of the red barn I grew up with and to reuse as much material as I could. This was to be a home for 8 layers, who were 5 weeks old when I started. The finishing touch was a 'coop' quilt on the door. The coop/run was built in four sections which...
  4. Built my coop from scratch using scrap and donated materials...

    Built my coop from scratch using scrap and donated materials...

    I started with some scrap 2x4s and made a 4'x6' floor I put the joists 18" on center so I could use less wood and figured it didn't have to be super load bearing... Then I started adding legs and I made the legs two foot long to put the floor off the ground to help with cleaning as well as being...
  5. Jungle Coop

    Jungle Coop

    I started building beginning of 1/8/16 and finished 3/13/16. just working weekends and a few nights. My wife did help hold up the roof beams. I bought material as needed and used discounted lumber when possible. I'm not a carpenter at all, and I had to buy all new tools to complete this project...
  6. Coop Del Castillo

    Coop Del Castillo

    These coops and run measure 32ft x 8ft deep x 7ft tall to 6ft on back. We went with the quaker style houses, and a divided run to keep egg flocks and breeding flocks separated. .
  7. My coop - 4X8 urban chicken coop.

    My coop - 4X8 urban chicken coop.

    Here is the very beginning of my coop, a simple 4 by 8 foot structure to house up to 5 standard size chickens. More to come as we progress. The staining is only partially finished and we hope by next week, to have a roof!
  8. Old McDoedoe's coop

    Old McDoedoe's coop

    This is the front of my coop. It's a modified version of the Wichita, modified to use less materials and require less work to construct. Box is 4' x 4' x 4' and the run is 4' x 10'. With those modifications, it only required 3 sheets of plywood for the box. I also used regular chicken wire...
  9. Chick Inn

    Chick Inn

    I made this brooder with materials I had, only had to buy the wire. The original design had only the top area but then I added the lower to separate some of my smaller chicks that weren't growing as well. My bigger chicks didn't need the heat lamp and they picked on the smaller ones. I separated...
  10. Gabby6216

    Little Yellow Hen House

    We finally finished our chicken coop! Yay! We still have several finishing touches and a run to add but overall the majority of the project is finished and I love it so much!
  11. Little Barnyard Coop

    Little Barnyard Coop

    This is the luxury coop I built for our 5 chickens about 6 months ago. Now that the weather has finally thawed, I thought I'd post some pictures. (Bonnie checking out her new pad) The coop itself is 4x4 and it sits over a 4x8 run. My dad helped me build it, and the whole process took the two...
  12. The Habitat Hut (Re-used Furniture Coop)

    The Habitat Hut (Re-used Furniture Coop)

    In The Beginning: For years I've wanted chickens, but it wasn't until this past winter I found out I could actually own chickens in town. So this is my little thread about what I'm doing and what its costing. To begin with, I wanted to keep the costs of this venture as low as possible. I...
  13. Boom Goes my Budget

    Boom Goes my Budget

    After growing up with chickens on the property for the first half of my life, I was ready to have chickens again in my mid thirties. My wonderful wife agreed to a budget of $500 to build a coop and it began. I searched many different coop designs on this site and decided to copy Birdicus7's coop...
  14. Ybor Chix - Coop On A Budget

    Ybor Chix - Coop On A Budget

    I set out to build a coop using as many re-purposed materials as possible. Almost all of the structural pieces came from pallets that me and my Chihuahua "Dingo" found by scrounging behind stores. The materials that were purchased were pretty low cost. Total spend was somewhere between...
  15. NorCal CC

    NorCal CC

    Here’s the finished product. Cost about $1,500 (I was shooting for $500 - Oops). The story of the build goes: Buy house in Northern California. Think it would be nice to have chickens. Don’t ask wife. Buy chicks. Google. Discover https://www.backyardchickens.com/ Learn...
  16. Country Barn Chicken Coop

    Country Barn Chicken Coop

    We decided to get chickens in spring this year (2014). We ordered 4 RSL pullets, then decided we had better get cracking on the coop. Here is the finished coop: We used TSC's plans for the How The Chicken Crossed the Road Coop, but we played with it a fair bit. We started with a square frame...
  17. The Country cabin

    The Country cabin

    Once the kids out grew the playhouse I made plans for it.... I re-purposed it into the Country Cabin.. 3 egg boxes on the sides added water drinker nipples curtains for a touch of coziness ;) man door with slide access door and ramp. added country shutters and a metal rooster...
  18. How to turn a Playhouse into an Enchanted Chicken Coop

    How to turn a Playhouse into an Enchanted Chicken Coop

    First we want to thank everyone who has posted their stories of building their own coops and how they upgraded existing ones, we couldn't have completed ours without your help. To save money and the desire to have an attractive new chicken coop to replace our ratty old and smaller one lead us...
  19. The Strange Coop Chicken Barn

    The Strange Coop Chicken Barn

    The Strange Coop Chicken Barn (Updated 16MAR18) Our chicken adventure all started on the thirteenth of June, in 2014. My wife and I inherited three, 1 year old hens and a chicken tractor from friends who moved away. We had already been discussing getting chickens throughout the past year...
  20. The Coop That Had to Match the House ;)

    The Coop That Had to Match the House ;)

    It all started in March 2013 when I got an itch to have a few chickens running around the yard. Then it turned into having a few ducks as well. I ordered my chicks and ducklings 8 weeks out. I needed time to plan the best coop possible. I figured by the time they were old enough to move into...
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