The Chicken Coop

We’ve been pretty distracted lately from working on the house, but that’s what happens when you have multiple ongoing projects! We are currently working on our powder room, which needs a vanity light, mirror and closet, but have been preoccupied with finishing a chicken coop! We want to get the chickens as soon as possible – both for the eggs and so our two puppies can get used to them.

When Chris told me he started building the chicken coop, I pictured something like this:

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And figured this would be a weekend project… And then I saw him cutting some pines down, and taking the bark off, and realized this was going to be a McChicken McMansion!


It’s been two weeks, and the coop is now framed out:

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We are still cutting the boards for the floor, sides and roof. All the wood is coming from our forest, which is nice because it is full of pines preventing the sun from reaching the hardwoods, but takes a lot of time with a chainsaw mill:

We can’t wait to get this project wrapped up and have chickens eating bugs in our yard!


3 thoughts on “The Chicken Coop

  1. Your grounds are gorgeous, and the chicken coop is going to be amazing! I’d like to “meet” your puppies – could you do a post on them?


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