Backyard Chicken Coop

Here is my chicken coop in fort collins colorado.

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22 Responses to “Backyard Chicken Coop”

  1. Most chicken coops I’ve seen were actual little buildings that you could walk into. I think that’s mostly for ease in cleaning out. Most nest boxes are dark. Are you going to add any shavings on the floors and boxes so they can snuggle in and to help clean the waste? How long have you had your chickens? Good luck!

  2. earthharmonics33 February 12, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Yeah, the cleaning out is tricky, but bales can be pulled out easily and then the inside raked out. The boxes do have a cover and there is straw in there now. I’ve only had these chickens 7 months, but they are now laying 3-4 eggs a day!

  3. Wow, that’s quite a few eggs, especially for the winter! How many chickens total do you have? Great job! I can’t wait until I live in an area I can have some chicks of my own. Thanks for sharing.

  4. hey this is josh. i have chickens too and i think you should take the porch above the coop and cut a hole on the top and put a ladder that goes up on to it. you should put chicken wire up top so they have more room to run around in. think about it. josh

  5. that should be engfh hight……you might wana add a door or even build a little hosue for the hens ni the winter, with insolation…taht is what we did 🙂

  6. wow thats awesome, i was wondering, i have a couple of chicks in my garden, and they’re only like 2weeks old, but i really want them to run free in the garden but we have a problem of cats constantly climbing over our wall, and attempting to attack them, any suggestions for my predicament?

  7. earthharmonics33 August 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah, that’s a tough one…cat’s love the young ones and will keep coming back. You can either, get a dog, get a really tough cat that won’t eat your chickens, always watch out yourselves(maybe with a high powered hose in hand), or wait till they get bigger in several months. Also since they are small you could make a cat proof “chicken tractor”, or small movable cage.

  8. LOL! thanx 4da advice, unfortunately cant get a dog as i hav a phobia about dogs T_T
    and i’ve got a cat already but shes very old, and can barely carry her own weight let alone defend others, lol, and i’ve tried the hose but the little buggers keep returning (i think all English cats are use to getting wet, hehe) ..but i might consider the ‘catproof’ tractor, thanx for the kool advice, its nice to see us chikin lovers are just as crazy as each other! ^__^

  9. Get a little .22 and keep killing the cats until they run out of numbers.

  10. all you need is a pellet gun for them cats!

  11. usually when you have a coop,you want the roosts higher then the nesting boxes,and from what i see,the roos are lower

  12. earthharmonics33 January 12, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Your right dooBop, I ended up building a side addition for them with roosts in it.

  13. Yes, I would install a light. They only lay when there is more than 12 hrs of light in a day- 15 hrs being closer to optimal. A simple timer attached to a plug in light works well.

  14. nolanmontess87 July 6, 2009 at 1:21 am

    how much was your water system?

  15. Wow Backyard chicken coop sounds like a swell idea!

  16. if u want eggs in the winter yes u will need a light but if u dont care then no(the light isnt for heat)

  17. I love your chicken coop..its cute but its looks hard to find maybe thats a good thing lol

  18. whyamimsorandom July 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    why film a chicken coop booring

  19. thats awesome !

  20. Chickens rarely get bothered by cats, we have 3 cats and 7 chickens and our cats are terrifyed of them.

  21. low watt fish tank light so yes to light

  22. greenpilgrim50 May 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

    @whyamimsorandom why did you click on it then? It’s for people like me who are interested. Things you like are probably boring to others. At least he’s doing something useful and providing info for people who need it!!! Go watch a conspiracy video or something.

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