What are you dreaming of for your next coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chfriedmam, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. chfriedmam

    chfriedmam Out Of The Brooder

    27
    1
    31
    Dec 20, 2015
    I just finished building our first coop and the first thing I've built since 8th grade woodshop. AND I'M ALREADY PLANNING MY NEXT COOP!!! Everyone says don't take used coops, but I hope I can sterilize my current one and give it away after I build another.

    What will you do next time? What are your grand ideas? Mine are pretty small-time. I think I'm going to put the door in the floor (make coop big enough for that not to detract from space) and build a run around all four sides at the height of the floor.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,535
    1,056
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    I dream of coops all the time. Lol. I am currently checking Craigslist multiple times a day so I have a second coop to seperate my guineas from my chickens. If you do your run to surround the coop you'll want it walk in height.
     
  3. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

    2,426
    1,209
    281
    Feb 6, 2013
    Montana
    I'm thinking about making a portable coop from leftover pallets at work, since they get rid of the pallets. I can have as many as I want. And thinking about using spray foam insulation in the walls for stability and to keep out rodents.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    35,672
    9,154
    656
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    As long as we're dreaming.....a 20' x 40' well ventilated building with multiple pens(all with separate runs) and plenty of supply storage space.
     
  5. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    25
    61
    Jan 30, 2016
    Dallas, TX area.
    Planning a smaller, adjoining "tweener/brooder" coop that will have it's own run. The run will share a screened side with the main run, and have a door that can be opened between the two.

    Actually, i've already designed it, i just need to build it. The main coop and run is in place now.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,535
    1,056
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    We dream alike lol
     
  7. Finnie

    Finnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,733
    840
    236
    Oct 27, 2014
    Indianapolis

    Ah, chicken dreams!

    I made a Pinterest board when I started out called Chicken Dreams. I put coop ideas and my chicken wish list on it.

    I'm with you guys. If the sky was the limit, I'd have a huge building with every amenity.

    Chfriedmam, I'd think you would be able to sell your coop for good money when you don't need it any more. It doesn't take most of us very long to realize and appreciate how much expense and hard work goes into our chicken accommodations. I liked your post because I too built my first coop with my own hands, without much prior building experience, and it really gave me a sense of being competent. I can DO this!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by