Last week I shared how our DIY chicken coop was built. My husband did a fabulous job on it. When the project was still in the discussion phase, I made a stipulation that, “it had to be a cute chicken house!” I think he met my mandate pretty well on that point! In fact, I have a little video walk-through that shows what a great little piece of architecture he built. I think it helps you visualize the coop design much better than just pictures.
In addition, I appreciate how resourceful he was in building it. He tore apart shipping pallets to use parts of them in building the chicken coop. He also cut some of the wood and boards himself from trees on our property. The posts supporting the frame, and the decorative trim pieces were some of the ones he cut himself from a tree. And he did a lot of calculating to get the best use possible out of materials he purchased, and minimize the amount he needed to buy.
You can see the watering system and feeding system that were recently added as well. They make it alot less time-consuming to care for the chickens. We used this tutorial for the water system and this one to help us build our feeder.
As far as cost goes, he estimates having about $570 in it. Our coop is the size for housing about 8 chickens. To purchase this kind of coop would cost over $1000. For comparison, just check out what other similar coops cost here. All-in-all, I think he did a fabulous job on this project. So now I want to let you get a closer look. Please enjoy the video tour!