Here’s a great series of photos that will no doubt inspire a future or experienced chicken keeper to construct a coop using found and re-purposed items. The result is an attractive and functional chicken dwelling that builder, Jason Bolvin, refers to as the “Chick Inn”! Continue reading as Jason describes the construction and his set-up…
I built the whole coop using reclaimed wood. My total expense was in the roofing material and the wire totaling around a hundred bucks. I have raccoons in my neighborhood so I tried to build a “Chicken Knox”.
I got all the building materials second hand. The enclosure is built using a deck that was in built wrong in my backyard – the yard wass much too small for the deck’s size – so I re-purposed it.
A 10’x10′ shed was left from a prior owner in the middle of my backyard. This left a back corner of the lot that was just a mosquito magnet.Figured it would make a great chicken corner. So I cleaned it out and built the Chick Inn.
Click on the link below for previous entries in the “Cool Coops!” series…
Do you have a “Cool Coop” you’d like to share? Email me at: RNickols@communitychickens.com
To view what else is happening at our Southwest Missouri property visit: the garden-roof coop