chicken coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michelle59, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. michelle59

    michelle59 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    I scroll through the pictures and the coops are beautiful! I am still trying to figure out what to use for a coop, no tools to built with or the experience. I am thinking that I am going to have hire a carpenter to build coop and run. I am advertising on craiglist for a small coop or large dog house see what happens.
  2. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    My Coop
    If you need plans to hand to a carpenter or handyman take a look at the Garden Coop. I recommend it because I've seen it in person at the designer's home and a buddy of mine built one. He had no real construction experience and it turned out really well. The plans are inexpensive and very complete.
  3. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    I suggest you go to your local feed supply and check if they sell chicken coops. or go to and check there.
  4. kiwiegg

    kiwiegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    michelle59, if you are talking about a small coop you may want to consider building it yourself. You really would not need many tools and you may even know someone to borrow tools from in exchange for future eggs. I'm sure that we (fellow BYC'ers) could walk you through a build. In my opinion is WAY cheaper and very satisfying (if you have the time and desire!)

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