by Rebecca Nickols
It seems that this time of the year a lot of time is spent in the kitchen… Whether it’s preparing Thanksgiving dinner or just spending time with family and friends–everyone always gravitates to the warmth and comfort of this room. I doubt that many of you ever think of a potential chicken coop hidden within the kitchen, but this month’s featured chicken keeper, Michele Shekey, did! She took an abandoned kitchen cabinet and re-purposed it into a functional (and cheap) coop for her small backyard flock!
Continue reading as Michele describes the discovery and transformation of her recycled counter coop!
Fortunately for us .. Memphis is the dumping capital for junk.
When driving to a feed store to see if they had pre-made coops (just to get an idea what they went for before we spent 100’s of dollars making one), I looked over and noticed a pile of junk laying in a parking lot. I thought, dang this might work. We threw the counter in the truck along with a ton of wood dumped too. For only $100, we purchased the tin roofing, a few 2 x 4s for the run and some chicken wire. Everything else was recycled including the exterior paint!
The nesting boxes are in the cabinet under the countertop– easy access for gathering their eggs! Above this cabinet is a storage area.
I have to give all the credit to my dear hubby and my son.. They Rock!
Thanks Michele for sharing your special coop with the readers of Community Chickens! Click on the link below for previous entries in the “Cool Coops!” series…
Do you want to share pictures of your cool coop? Email CommunityChickens@gmail.com
To view what else is happening at our Southwest Missouri property visit the garden-roof coop