I have finally finished our new coop. It only took me six months to finish the job. Too bad I wasn’t getting paid by the hour.

I had a couple of shots left on a roll to develop so we now have a post on our pitiful bunch a birds.

I’m most proud of the fact that, besides a handful of two by fours and chicken wire that I had to buy new, the rest of the coop is recycled. Windows, metal, door, and nearly all the framing were from old work. Even the nesting box was a give away.



  1. Duane Keys said,

    November 14, 2007 at 2:42 PM

    Very nice! Do you have to shut yours in each night? After a year we’ve attracted the varmits and have to open and close the house each day.

  2. Woody said,

    November 14, 2007 at 3:29 PM

    You bet..Not only do I have to watch out for the varmits, my damned dogs are prolific chicken killers. Biscuit will sneak in behind me when I go into the run if I don’t watch her.

  3. Chase Davis said,

    November 14, 2007 at 5:52 PM

    An old hillbilly saying is ” when buildin a new house, always use parts from yer old one fer luck.” I think that pertains to chicken houses too. I can’t belive you went a whole year with the chicken door open duane! We cant miss a night or the stupid coons are in there eating all the chickens. Foxes have a bad rap, but I say coons kill more chickens than foxes even think about trying to kill.

  4. Ed Abbey said,

    November 15, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    Its always a good feeling when after storing something for years and moving it here and there, you finally find the perfect use for it and redeem yourself.

  5. hillbilly2be said,

    November 17, 2007 at 8:54 PM

    I agree, Ed. I get dangerously close to being accused of being a packrat, and then – voila – find a use for some obscure material or left over. Woody – I’m very impressed with the chicken coop. I’m planning to build one next year… I’ve got a lot to learn until then. It is terrific that you were able to build most of it with recycled parts!Ron

  6. Marvin said,

    November 20, 2007 at 11:36 AM

    Yup, I reckon many of us grew up in families that did a lot of “recycling” even if we didn’t call it by that name.That a fine looking chicken coop, Woody. I’m sure your birds are proud. 🙂

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