Our New Chicken Coop – In Progress

We’re in the process of building a large coop to replace the prefabricated one we bought last spring so stay tuned for photos and updates as progress is made!


Check out our progress on the coop below and keep an eye out for tips and tricks to designing a functional coop in the meantime!

July 18th, 2018

Here’s Matt pouring the concrete. Happy Birthday to me! And who doesn’t love a man in knee-high boots?

July 21st, 2018

The framing is going up! You can see our small prefab coop on the right. We’ll keep it to quarantine sick birds and introduce new members to the flock but the girls will be much happier in their new, MUCH larger home!


July 30th, 2018
I couldn’t find nesting box plans I liked so I drew up my own. Am I the only one who regularly does rough sketches?

August 13th, 2018

The coop has walls and windows! Yay! Matt added some special vents in the peak of the roof to help keep air flowing through the coop and cute windows that can be propped open in summer to allow for a breeze. I’ve also started cutting the pieces for the nesting box I designed above.

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