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Chicken Coop Design and Construction

Chicken coop photos and design ideas from the subscribers of our free Keeping Chickens Newsletter. Many coop design and construction photos as well as detailed descriptions of the building of several traditional - and not so traditional - chicken coops!

Thanks to Pamela deMarrais from Tennessee for sending in this photo of her chicken house.

"I live in Tennessee, and have 5 cochin bantam hens, one bantam Frizzle rooster, and three young standard hens. I spent a lot of money having a little house made for the bantam hens and rooster, so I got resourceful with the chicken coop for the standard hens. I went to a sawmill and bought forty dollars worth of rough sawn boards, and built a house to fit some free cast off roof trusses, making it 4' x 8'. My husband helped me assemble it, but I cut all of the wood myself. We lined the inside with tar paper, and shingled the roof with some leftover shingles."