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Story and photos by Karen Herring We began with a small coop that was very hard to clean. It was short and you could not stand upright in the coop or enclosure. We had seen a coop similar to what we built but it was also too short to stand in. We did a lot […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols When my husband and I were designing our coop we poured over the numerous free blueprints, photos and examples of chicken coops at BackYard Chickens (backyardchickens.com). I’m amazed at how clever and creative some chicken keepers are when it comes to constructing their coop. I especially appreciate the coops that re-purpose and recycle […]Read more »
by Julie Miles My chicken coop is on wheels! I have a friend who is a woodworker and a jack-of-all-trades, so I commissioned him to build my chicken RV (a large chicken tractor!). Most of the RV was built from scraps that we had lying around. I had a lot of leftover wood, a roll […]Read more »
by Joy Mazeikas This coop was built around two sides of a six foot fence. It’s not your eyes.., the coop does lean a bit one way because we had to build around the very large roots of the fir tree to the left. Our town was in the process of revising a local City […]Read more »
by Kelli Simpson We had this coop made by an out-of-work cabinet maker. Fortunately, he had chickens too and knew something of their needs. The “custom” part of the coop is the living roof, which we planted with a seed mix called chicken salad! Although the coop is more than adequate for our flock of […]Read more »
by Jennifer Durbin Last summer my boyfriend built my beautiful, beautiful coop using only the plans I had drawn on a piece of printer paper, with these simple instructions: “It’s gotta be cute … and safe … and warm.” And it is. There is 6 inches of foam insulation in the floor and ceiling — […]Read more »
by Mindy Rivera I live in Mansfield, Texas, just outside of Fort Worth. I am a full-time realtor and part-time hobby farmer. Two years ago, I found my dream home on 5 acres. When I designed my coop, I knew I wanted it to tie in with my home … So, it had to be […]Read more »
Every week, we are asked for more and more content on building, designing and managing coops. And there never seems to be enough material around to give our readers. So we decided to do what we do best … Contact the Community! We are now seeking submissions from our readers for a new installment to […]Read more »