1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

DIY chicken coops

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by chickenman7000, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. chickenman7000

    chickenman7000 Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Jul 21, 2013
    what are good ways to build your own chicken coops.
     
  2. With your own hands and your own tools. [​IMG]
     
  3. Davidlonghair76

    Davidlonghair76 Out Of The Brooder

    39
    1
    24
    Feb 16, 2013
    Salisbury N.C.
    Try to think simple and use what you got handy first the chickensjust need basic stuff like shelter food and water you can get some good ideas from the coop design page on this site good luck
     
  4. rinakat87

    rinakat87 Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    24
    Jul 31, 2013
    Dallas,Texas
  5. ThaiDye

    ThaiDye Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    6
    78
    Jul 8, 2012
    So Cal
    I took down an old horse fence because they were eating it & reused the wood to make a brooder. Also, I pick up old pallets of wood & use that to make chicken coops. The only thing I need to buy is hardware & wire. There are many Youtube videos for inspiration. Just google DIY chicken coops. Have fun!
     
  6. bradleygt

    bradleygt New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Sep 21, 2013
    Fort Mill, South Carolina
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  7. bradleygt

    bradleygt New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Sep 21, 2013
    Fort Mill, South Carolina
    I built a chicken tractor out of a trampoline frame. It works well. I can move it around so they have fresh grass to pick through. I'm a newbie and just joined BYC.[​IMG]
     
  8. bradleygt

    bradleygt New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Sep 21, 2013
    Fort Mill, South Carolina
    [​IMG] chicken tractor 5 hens 1 rooster4 to 5 eggs a day
     
  9. bradleygt

    bradleygt New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Sep 21, 2013
    Fort Mill, South Carolina
    [​IMG]mobility work well. Just move every2 to 3 days. Just an idea.
     
  10. bradleygt

    bradleygt New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Sep 21, 2013
    Fort Mill, South Carolina
    I am working on a triple hutch/pen/coop now. The top section will be for rabbits , the middle for some quail and the bottom for more chickens. Made from a typical 4*4 swingset.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by