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Friday, May 8, 2009

A Look at at Chicken Coop

These images were sent to us from Rickell in Shelly Idaho. She's one of our readers who wanted chickens, and built this portable chicken coop all on her own in her backyard. She was able to use scrap pieces of wood from family and friends to cut down on the cost. The benefit of having a portable coop is that the chickens have fresh grass to feed on each time you move them, and they never stay in one spot long enough to kill the grass. You will notice that one side of the coop has wheels and the other side has handles for easy moving. She also devised a door to allow the chickens out in the yard. She has two large dogs who always enjoy a yummy chicken dinner, she wanted the option to allow them in the backyard, but needed them to also be safe inside a coop when the dogs were out.
Thanks Rickell for sharing your chicken coop!


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7 comments:

megan said...

I love it! Great coop, Rickell!

Dale said...

Rickell,

I want to hear the story about the chicken with the frozen legs.

Dale

Becca's Dirt said...

What a nice coop for you to have built on your own Rickell. I am so impressed. I am single and you give me inspiration. Becca

Little Ant said...

At times I wish our coop was so easily moved. Ours is large enough that it requires two people to move it so we only do so about once every two weeks. Still saves the grass but it would be nice to have a coop that only needs one person for moving it. This coop looks great.

ChristyACB said...

I love that chicken tractor! Much better than the shorter ones. More air room. Good job!

Holly said...

I am looking to make a cheap coop. This is a great design. How many chickens can you have in this coop?

marisa said...

Holly, I'm pretty sure she had 5-6 chickens comfortably in it. It would depend on how large you made the coop!