Chicken Coop – We just finished the coop and bought 10 hens!

I converted a lean-to (shack) into a chicken coop. The coop is approx 5′ x 9′. I have a book called “back to basics” that we got at a garage sale. It had some guide lines and measurements that I utilized. I used mainly old plywood and wood we had laying around so I didn’t have to buy much wood. The hens will be six months old in a couple of weeks, and that’s about the time they start laying eggs. We got 4 – Rhode Island Reds (brown eggs), 2 – Buff Orphingtons (brown eggs), and 4 – Americanas (blue or green eggs)

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25 Responses to “Chicken Coop – We just finished the coop and bought 10 hens!”

  1. cousinproductions100 May 11, 2010 at 2:35 am

    your yard is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! its just perfect! Iv wanted chickens for so long, what do u think about them> as pets?

  2. Citrus Trees and Firewood? what part of the country do you live in?

  3. ScabbyNubtail May 29, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Awesome lemon tree dude!

  4. You have a very nice yard. Thanks for the video.

  5. Oh my gosh that’s like the Beverley Hills of chicken coops, and by doing this video they also technically have their own show. Classy ladies!!!

  6. missAbbyrose6 July 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I like your style 🙂


  8. Organicchickenlady August 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    keeping chickens isn’t so much about keeping the chickens in, as it is about keeping preditors out, ie. skunk, possum,coon, cats, dogs etc.

  9. nice video. You should try “Aquaponics” in your barn. Nice place to the perfect organic farm. Check it out.

  10. really nice place\farm man. I have 42 chickens right now.
    are you going to eat any chickens? I butcher em all the time. Easy to do.

  11. great

  12. very nice
    always wanted something like your set up

  13. very nice
    always wanted something like your set up
    seems very self sufficent

  14. very nice
    always wanted something like your set up
    seems very self sufficient

  15. i am in east TN and have a yard. was thinking about some hens. Is there a good number to start with. Do they need vet care? how long do they lay eggs for?
    Great job. How did it work out, do you still have them?

  16. fitzgeraldmistral February 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

    did you buy them as day-olds or after the got started?

  17. So cool!

  18. i absolutley love your yard love love love

  19. @gorideaquad I had two hens when I was a kid. Once I have a yard again (in an apartment T_T) I’m gonna get some hens again! Idk why I love chickens, but I do. I never had to take them to the vet and they lived for 6-7 years. And I don’t remember how long they layed eggs for, but it was a pretty long while.

  20. ok great thank you

  21. Now that is a darn fine chicken coop and your backyard is real nice too. I love all the fruit tree’s. And the garden was a great idea. With that much yard you can do so much. And still have room for the kid’s to play. Kudos..

  22. justinbelljustin April 11, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    making surviving collapse a breeze. Nicely done.

  23. Really nice yard

  24. Cool setup, very nice. Thanks.

  25. mine is 5×7

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