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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