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« on: June 21, 2011 03:59:09 PM »

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.


Egg door!


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.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011 04:13:23 PM »

That is so awesome you live in an area that allows backyard chickens!  I want a backyard chicken or 4, but sadly our tiny town does not allow them.... Roll Eyes   But I love your bright yellow coop, and the name you came up with for it! 
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011 04:38:50 PM »

Oh it's lovely!  Tell your husband he's a good jobber!  We also have a chicken named Nugget.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011 07:13:26 PM »

It turned out great! I wouldn't mind living in there Smiley.

The little chicks are soooo cute.
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