Building My Chicken Coop

So, I’ve started building my chicken coops. It’s going to take awhile to actually complete everything, but I got a good start on it this weekend. I will be getting my 5 week old hens around March 10th and am super excited!!

Both coops are from Tractor Supply. I debated for awhile on if it would be easier/cheaper to build my own or buy a kit. I like the kits that I got but will definitely be adding my own touches to them.

First I had my dad scrape the area where I am putting the coops to level out the surface.

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This was the first coop I bought. I added the wire on the bottom to add extra “predator proof” protection. The box said it will hold up to 6 chickens but I’d say it would be best for 4. I also really like that it has a door at the top of the coop box so they can be locked in at night, and up off the ground.

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Because the first coop seemed too small for 6, which is the amount I’m starting off with and will continue to add more, I decided to go back and get another one. I really wanted to just get the same kit as I already had, but it apparently was a clearance item and no stores in my area had anymore. So I ended up with the deluxe version. The box said this one will hold up to 8 chickens. The only thing I don’t like about this coop is it doesn’t have a door like the other one does to close the top of the coop off.

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Eventually behind both coops will be fencing, so the hens will have room to roam about  but still be contained.

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I started some landscaping around them, but still have some more to finish.

Here are the links to the coops I have:

Smaller Coop (This coop in stores is only $119)

Larger Coop

 


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