Our new chicken coop (pictures)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RekbaSkins, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. RekbaSkins

    RekbaSkins In the Brooder

    Sep 17, 2008
    Middleburg, FL
    So it *only* took about a month to finish and there are still decorating touches to add but I couldn't be happier. We have no construction skills what-so-ever so it was a great leap of faith to buy all the materials- haha.
    We live in sunny Florida and don't have to worry about cold weather except for maybe a few days a year. Hopefully this coop lasts awhile before building another bigger one (my husband will kill me if I mention that to him right now, lol).




    Inside the Coop with Linda looking in

    One more thing... one chicken (Adora- the Buff Orp) is laying her eggs on TOP of the nest box. Is there a way to train her to go into the nest box to lay?
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009

  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Fantastic! I don't have any construction skills either - it makes me feel better to see what a great job you did!

    Since Linda is laying in the box (right?), I'm not sure what to suggest to train Adora - I would say put golf balls in the nest, but I don't know if that would help in your case. Someone will be along with a better suggestion.

    Love your coop!
  3. MHF

    MHF In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2008
    Durham, NC
    Very nice. I like the simple but very functional look. Is it anchored to the ground?

  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    put lips around the top of the nest box and let her lay em there! I have a friend who does that and all his hens love it, sort of a large open tray with a two or three inch board around to keep shavings and eggs in. *shrugs* it's right by a window too, and his roosts are higher, so they don't hang out there except to lay... it works for him, why not? I'll try to get a picture of it, I need to borrow a camera anyway for something else... borrow or buy, but for now it's only borrow!
  5. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    Really cute![​IMG]

  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    That looks wonderful! I really like it!
    Did you put any outside perches for them. I bet they would love that![​IMG]
  7. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Songster

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    If you want them to avoid laying on top of the boxes, place a sheet of plywood at a 45 degree angle attached to the top of the box and attached to the wall. They won't be able to sit on the steep angle.
  8. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Great looking coop [​IMG]
  9. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Songster

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hamilton, Georgia USA
    This is really cute and simple. I was going to build one just like it but my Uncle gave us a 8x10 old farmer style chicken coop. So we are tearing to apart to make as my grandma says "A Chicken Doll House".

    Good Luck with your Kids!!

  10. h_musick

    h_musick In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2009
    wow! that is great!

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