After almost a year of casual chat about getting some backyard chickens my husband finally took to the idea. So we went from talking about having chickens to me having the entry of my house turned into a chicken haven. As the girls got bigger the husband got to work on a chicken coop for them. He took a 7 day vacation and worked up his own basic design. With a bit of advice and help from our DIY neighbors this is what we made.
All put together with Isabella standing in front to show an idea of the size.
We used branches from a tree trimming as perches rather then getting rods from the hardware store. And just a few days ago added another perch up higher as we had a chicken who was getting into the roof area and we didnt want her to fall out of the corner and get hurt.
The inside is roomie enough for a 6 year old.
Side window, there is also a smaller window on the back of the coop.
Chicken door with ramp
Two of the origional three Nugget Sisters. One ended up being a brother lol.
And the new babys! 3 days old
We will have 6 in total with any luck the new chicks are all growing up to be hens so we wont have to take any back. The coop has been named the "Chichen Coup" and my husband is now working on signs for it.