{Video} Tour Our Chicken Coop & Money-saving tips

It’s probably been at least a year since I did a video tour of our first chicken coop. Now we are building an additional, larger coop for my potential chicken business of selling eggs, chicks, and hatching eggs. As they say, chicken math is a real thing. πŸ™‚ As you tour our chicken coop project this time, I hope you also find it helpful that I share some tips about saving money on costs. Building materials add up, and my husband likes to build things sturdy. We used a couple sources here and there to save money on purchases.

This chicken coop is 14 X 14 feet, and is still a work in progress. We may also build an addition onto it, if it works out. And FYI, zoning laws can come into play for even chicken coops in the country!Β  These can vary by county to county in the same state. So if you intend to build one, check into your local regulations.

I hope you find the ideas and design of our coop inspiring. You can see we built a watering system like the one in our first coop. We based these off this PVC Chicken Waterer.Β  We also did thisΒ similar feeding system. Our roosting bars are better set-up in the new coop. And as I mention in the video, the plan is to divide this coop in half for different breeding groups.

Enjoy! Let me know in the comments what you like or don’t like about the design.


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.

4 thoughts on “{Video} Tour Our Chicken Coop & Money-saving tips

  • October 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Loved your video! Although I do not have the space or the knowledge to raise chickens πŸ˜€ I really enjoyed looking at your chicken coop. Your husband is really talented.

    • October 23, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Shamira! Yes, he is very good at building what I want. πŸ™‚ I’ve may have even made him rearrange the roost bars to my liking. πŸ˜›


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