Chicken Coop Video Tour

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!


A walk-thru video tour of our adorable DIY chicken coop!


I am married with three young children. My husband and I are both registered nurses. I like to try new ideas out, and will obsessively research whatever that latest idea is. We like to try different ways to decrease our living costs and save money. My husband is great at building/fixing/diy etc. and figuring out how to implement my new schemes.

10 thoughts on “Chicken Coop Video Tour

  • July 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Wow! What cool farmers! 😉 Great job Wade.

    • August 12, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you. I wasn’t happy with it when my husband originally bought the stain. I thought it was too dark. Had I chosen it would’ve been lighter or red like a barn maybe. It looks nice but I still sometimes think something else would be prettier. We still haven’t completely finished ours. Yours is a pretty blue.

  • August 18, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Your Coop is great – I love the feeding systems I have just started my own chicken owning journey we have four hens and I am loving them

    • August 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Thank you. Be careful, that chicken math gets you quickly—4 will be 10! 🙂


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