A Creative Chicken Coop is Half the Fun of Having Chickens

I can sure appreciate the dedication and effort involved to create this coop from scratch.  It’s lovely, creative, and more than suitable to accommodate chickens. Keeping chickens for many is a hobby, it should be just as fun watching them as it is caring for them. This is where the coop plays such an important role in chicken keeping. It needs to be a place you want to be too!

Putting your individual signature on a coop will turn the ordinary into a unique image of your personality.  New isn’t always better, a coop just needs to be functional, style comes from the touch of caring hands and love.

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Not sure about the “low cost” of this DIY coop, but use your imagination…  we can all find scrap materials that would add a little dazzle to our chicken coops! I like the plants inside, nice touch!

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Premium Chicken Coop Kit

Looking for a DIY chicken coop kit? Check this out…

The Walk-In Round-Top Chicken Coop™ gives you room for up to 20 hens in a full standing height premium quality design that ships to your door. It ships in kit form with everything in the boxes. Full instructions will allow you or your handyman to assemble the coop in a day or so using nothing but a cordless drill and a tape measure.

Coop Round Top
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Brooder Shed for Silkies and Hatchlings

Finally! This is my finished brooder shed with a custom built brooder box for my Silkie hens and their hatchlings. The shed is 8×10, it was just a bare bones structure with a window, double doors, and two sidewall vents. Today it has vinyl flooring, electric, insulation & drywall, overhead lighting and is temperature controlled.

All my Silkies live primarily in the chicken coop. However, now when a hen becomes *broody she’ll be moved to the brooder shed where she’ll sit on fertile eggs until they hatch. The chicks will then stay with the hen until they’re sold… or moved to their own chicken yard when fully feathered to be later sold as *point of lay pullets.

*Broody:  When the hen has an urge to sit on her eggs to try and hatch them.
*Point of Lay Pullet: Young female chicken just about to lay,  5-6 months old.

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Chicken Coop Shed

There’s a million ideas for chicken coops, but I like to think out of the box a little and be creative. Not a fan of store bought chicken coops, they are often cheaply made and usually a little a lot short on space. I like roomy, definitely not something I have to crawl around on my knees to clean!

It’s nice to not worry about the chickens when it’s pouring rain, or inclement weather. Not to mention the after the storm clean-up… so here’s a great solution!

Chicken Coop Shed Conversion…

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Just a suggestion, I would use hardware cloth instead of chicken wire. Sparrows can fit through chicken wire, and there’s no good reason (in my opinion) to feed expensive chicken feed to wild birds!

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