Our new chicken coop

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Almost a year after moving here, we have taken the next step towards making this house feel like home: building a chicken coop!

We’ve still got many improvements to make on it, namely a real door, a roost, and in time some nesting boxes, but overall I think it really shows my husband’s carpentry skills.

And the really cool part? We’ve used almost entirely scrap wood, and about the only thing we had to buy was the wire netting.

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Some of the chicks enjoying their new abode. They were SO ready to move outside from the brooder.

6 thoughts on “Our new chicken coop

    • Yes, Dani, it is sitting atop concrete and we prefer it this way because of burrowing predators (particularly mongoose). I can easily clean the concrete from time to time by pressure washing with the garden hose, and I can also add some bedding (I’m thinking the bags of dry leaves the local maintenance workers gather every few days).

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