Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Chicken Coop

Yaaay our Chicken house is almost fisnished!!

Our chickens have been living in a little hog hut all summer (Temporary) And mostly free range.So before the colder weather hit we new we had to get a chicken house built. So here it is! Its not quite finished of course.
It still needs a door.some tin roofing and to be painted.And we also have to get some nesting boxes made and a roost. Its 12x12 and a lot warmer that the little hog hut!! Its on big heavy duty metal skids so It can be moved around the pasture easily so our chickens can be fed free range easily.Makes for healthier eggs!
Still trying to decide if I want to paint it or stain it. I think I'm going to go with a red tin roof so it matches the red barns. So It will either be yellow with a red tin roof or a honey colored stain.


  1. Hi Suzy,

    I hope that you can get a Barn Quilt done... for when the chickens get cold :-)

    Happy New Year

  2. Thanks, I actually did two last month! I can't wait to put them up and see what they look like!

  3. how come the eggs can be different in colour?i'm wondering..it is from the same chicken?couz i've never seen it before..

  4. Hello, No they all come from different breeds of chicken. You can tell if a chicken will lay a brown or white egg by looking at their ear lobes, Which are located behind their eyes. White ear lobes mean white eggs, and red ear lobes mean brown eggs. That's an easy way of determining egg color.

    I found this for you hope it helps explain it better.Pretty interesting

  5. Do you have the plans for the coop? I need another one lol. Love it!

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  7. Nice and simple would love to make one for mi farm