The Fabulous Finished Chicken Coop…

Jun 21, 2009

Awesome. I love this coop...I call it my Frank Lloyd Wright coop! Still have to build the nesting boxes which will slip inside the coop adjacent to the egg door for easy access.


Made with rough cut cedar, my favorite. Not your cheapest game in town, but the only material you don't have to use a chemical sealant on..which can leach into the ground. No good for chickies...The hardware cloth (wire) is buried a foot underground to keep out predators. The ceiling of the box is also covered and sealed. The structure is bolted down to the foundation cinder blocks.


We used recycled windows from the addition remodel we recently worked on...nice shabby chic touch! All the doors are spring loaded, so you won't leave them hanging open...chicken escape!

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In the winter, I'll line the upstairs with plastic insulation to keep everyone warm.



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Jun 21, 2009
9:52 pm

OMG! That looks amazing! I can’t wait to see it!

(but, Mark A. is a goober. heehee.)

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jun 22, 2009
8:48 am

Thanks! And, when you’re sick of trying to play power rangers with him, we can lock Isaac up in it. It doubles as a kid corral! Yes, Mark A. is a goober.

Jun 22, 2009
9:53 am

So neat… almost like a home… may your chicken grow in numbers soon!!

~ bangchik

Jun 22, 2009
3:07 pm

Awesome!  Thanks for the pics.  It looks great.  Good job!

Jun 22, 2009
7:50 pm

Super nice chicky coopy(-;
The girls will love their safe home!
I am sure your girls will be happy and safe in their new digs!

Jun 25, 2009
5:39 pm

That’s a chicken mansion!

Jul 06, 2009
11:22 pm

Could you email me Mark the handy mans phone number if he is looking for more work? Or my # is 214.213.9995 Damon

Very good design on the coop it turned out great!

Thanks for sharing

Kevin Noel
Jun 07, 2012
3:58 pm

Your chickens wouldn’t have a problem with space for running about because that coop certainly has a lot of it! Now you just have to think about how to install your insulation for winter. I would advise to install it as soon as possible, so that the chickies can adapt quickly before the winter season starts.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jun 17, 2012
5:17 pm

Hi Kevin, down here in Tejas, we rarely require any insulation. Just doesn’t get cold enough here. Ventilation year-round here is crucial due to heat and humidity. As long as our girls have a good wind block, they are fine in the winter. I have some girls that even insist on sleeping outside at 13 F degrees! But that’s about as cold as it gets and it usually does not sustain. But thanks!

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