The main project for the summer has been this chicken coop. Working weekends and as much as I could after work, I built this coop taken from free plans on the internet.
Of course I could have designed my own but this seemed to fit the bill which saved on design time and let me concentrate on building and coming up with the many modifications I wanted for this custom home.
It was only afterwards that I found out that the plans were inspired by a coop that William Sonoma sells for almost $1500. Had I known that in the beginning I probably would have passed on the plans, but it still fits the bill and anyway, the chickens seem to like it.
And speaking of what chickens like, I know I could have built something quick and dirty and it would have been just fine for them. But when you live in the suburbs it's important to your neighbors that you don't have some eyesore in plain view. And that's fine. I feel the same way towards them. Whatever.
The web page will have a lot more information than the video and I'll be adding more about building the coop and its two new occupants, Ruby (the Rhode Island Red) & Rosie (the Buff Orpington).
-- Paul Montgomery, CIEIO