Official BYC Poll: Where Did You Get Your Coop & Run From?

Where Did You Get Your Coop & Run From?

  • Built 100% from scratch with new materials

    Votes: 187 51.9%
  • Built 100% from scratch with used/scraps/junk material

    Votes: 106 29.4%
  • Built from kit

    Votes: 41 11.4%
  • Conversion from another structure

    Votes: 69 19.2%
  • Bought Pre-made/assembled

    Votes: 23 6.4%
  • Bought a used coop & run

    Votes: 13 3.6%
  • Hired a contractor to build it for me

    Votes: 22 6.1%
  • What's a Coop & Run?

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Other (explain in comments section)

    Votes: 33 9.2%

  • Total voters


5 Years
Feb 22, 2016
New Hampshire USA
My Coop
My Coop
We got our first coop and run from Coops for a Cause here in NH. Part of cost goes to charity. We did however, do a lot of our own 'tricking out', painting it inside and out, putting in different nest boxes and perch, and we leaded the windows to blend with our 250 year old house. We also added onto the run, and did a few more things like adding a punched tin lantern to the outside---The coop has electricity---and all different period style iron hinges.

A few years late we decided to get a goose and 2 ducks. We decided to build a house for them from scratch. We had NEVER built any kind of building before. We had no plans, no kit, no help, and we have sad, old, minimal tools. We drew a sketch on an envelope! We are SO proud of 'my little goose coop'!! Here are a few photos.


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We put sheet vinyl remnant on the floor for easy cleaning. Great piece for $12.

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We ran an electric line underground ourselves so the coop has electricity.

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We painted inside and out and it stays very clean. Hubby made removable custom 'predator screens' in addition to regular for extra protection. I built the batten door from scratch. Our goose is a music-lover so we built a shelf and got her a radio/cassette player for Christmas!


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Chicken addict
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Feb 1, 2010
Southern Virginia
I built all my own coops except one that I bought used and fixed up. I had turkeys, guineas, and quail. All I have now is chickens and rabbits, plus 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Quail hutch with roll out egg collecter.

Goat house, oh yeah , I still have goats!

Chick brooder. Former quail hutch.
More photos on my next post.

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