Chicken coop options are almost endless. Coops can be constructed or comprised of just about anything. Some build or purchase a small coop while others may utilize a preexisting utility building or section of a barn. Chicken coop designs vary as much as the creativity of each chicken owner. However, there are necessary components needed in every chicken coop. Research what is needed and explore your options. Be creative, be cheap, be industrious, or be extravagant! Just be sure to provide for your flock’s essential coop needs.
Adding New Chicks To The Flock - Adding new chickens to a preexisting flock and things to consider with your chicken coop and run design.
Building the Chicken Coop - The basic design for our chicken coop was a 3’x4′ square. 3′ tall with a simple slanted roof. It is to house chickens so it is not necessary to go overboard, and I am very… More
Building The Chicken Run - After building the chicken coop for our new chicks, we turned our attention to the chicken run. We wanted to give our chickens as much room to roam in complete safety as possible without spending a… More
DIY Chicken Coop from Pallets - DIY: How to build a bigger chicken coop still keeping it simple using pallets.
DIY: Building a Bigger Better Chicken Run - We are just weeks (maybe a month) away from our move to our “new to us” farmhouse. We have been quite busy and we have failed miserably at keeping the progress updates flowing. We took a… More
Keeping Chickens Alive During Cold Weather - Chickens are very susceptible to cold during the winter. Chicken owners must take extra steps to ensure their flock doesn’t freeze over and end up a waste.
Nesting Box Curtains - Nesting box curtains are not just for decoration! Nesting box curtains provide privacy for laying or broody hens, discourage egg eating, discourage vent picking, and discourages roosting and sleeping in the nesting boxes.
Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs. Part 3 – The Coop - Your chickens have grown and thrived in the brooder and it is time for them to go out to their permanent home. By this point they have gotten too big for the brooder box, your… More
Re-homing Our Chickens - I know we have been a little MIA with only the random post lately. We’ve just been so busy trying to get several good size projects done amid all of our normal everyday responsibilities. Neither… More
Save Money Building a Chicken Coop - A well-built chicken coop can wreck your chicken budget. It's not easy, but I am going to cover a few ways I have found to save a little bit of money on my chicken coops.