Friday, August 7, 2009

New Digs

Today we finished the new coop. Hooray for us (and our pullets). Although the original plan was for 3-4 birds in the end, we have ended up with 6. Each one will lay a different colored egg which will give us a very fun 1/2 dozen. Here are the new digs.

Large roof opens on a hinge for inside access. Small side door opens from the outside to reveal inner mesh door for ventilation, or open the mesh door for side access.

Coop w/o run. White base panel is end of slide out tray for cleaning. Side access door with latch.


Nesting boxes from the inside lined with linoleum tiles
Slotted floor roosting bars remove for easy cleaning.
Floor and doors view from nesting box roof

Coop with the run attached and the girls in there looking around. It took us about 1 1/2 weeks to build the coop. We're happy with how it turned out. My hubs is especially happy to be done with this project.

10 comments:

teresa said...

Very cool! I was just thinking about how I feel like I haven't seen you guys in a while. We're out of town right now, but it will be fun to catch up when we get back!

Kudos on the project, those are some lucky chickens!

jor said...

Banna that is the cutest hen house ever!

Angela said...

Looks awesome Ban! You should start a business. I'd like to buy one and I don't even have any chickens. ;)

Auntie-Granny said...

How ultra cute that is! You are having such a great time with the chickens.

Joneel said...

Wow, impressive. Any more hidden talents?

Nicole said...

very cool! i'd love to see in person. maybe one of these days we'll be around, actually in september we're hoping to be.

Nells-Bells said...

seriously cool. if i was a chick, i would want to live in a place like this!!

heather said...

It's gorgeous, the chickens must absolutely love it! Awesome job building it!

rduenes said...

I love your chicken coop!! It matches my Craftsman house. We would love to know the details on how to build one. Is there a plan that we can purchase?
rduenes

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Ditto to the post above! We would love a nice house for our girls too. Please email me if you can share more detailed instructions! ♥