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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 Lynsey and Gregg Malone for sending in these photos of their poultry family.


"We've really enjoyed your newsletters and website. We turned the shed my husband built into a hen house when we got our first round of chicks and ducks last March.

Now we've expanded our group to 13 hens, 1 rooster, 6 guinnea hens and 6 ducks. Hopefully next year we'll get some babies! We're trying for ducklings right now, but so far no luck. Our hens are only 7 months old so they've just started laying, but none are broody. Wish us luck and thanks for the great site!"

Lynsey and Gregg Malone