My first chicken coop - the journey in pictures


Premium Feather Member
Nov 3, 2019
Northern New Jersey
My Coop
My Coop
I am new to BYC and this is my introduction thread. I am in Northern NJ and I am going to use this thread to chart the journey of building my first chicken coop.

Starting October 2019, the site is marked out and subject to a site inspection.
Site inspection.jpg

Diana is interested in selecting the color of the roof shingles.
Choosing roof shingles.jpg

First construction steps were digging footings and that was too hectic for me to take any pictures. But the basic idea is a pole barn that steps down the slope.
Now the footings are in, the floor of my storage area is built.
Chicken Palace foundation.jpg

Next step is framing the coop. The slope makes all the calculations very difficult.
Coop under construction.jpg

The first run is nearly framed and amazingly fits under the roof of the coop.
First run nearly framed.jpg


Easily distracted by chickens
Premium Feather Member
Jul 23, 2018
NY Southern Tier
My Coop
My Coop
Thank you DobieLover - how do I find cup and run build thread if that is the right place?
It's here.
You can also ask to have your thread moved there by clicking the Report button under your first post and typing in your request in the box that pops up and submitting it.

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