Coop Complete?

After all the huffing and puffing and ranting and raving, we have completed our coop. Of course it still needs landscaping and it still needs paint. However, at this point it is fully functional and chickenified. It sure isn’t one of those Coop Cadillacs that I have seen but it cost less than $50 total and most importantly the flock seems to dig it!

The Guineas Enjoying the Roost

Inside the Coop

I was thinking of another window on each side and then perhaps window boxes with some flowers? And of course we will need to add some nesting boxes this fall…..and and and…..

Do you have any ideas on how to spruce up our coop?

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14 responses to this post.

  1. There are some really fancy coops out there, that’s for sure. Your guineas look happy. 🙂


  2. Wow, less than $50 is pretty good. I don’t know how to spruce up a coop, but I do like the flower box idea. I would go with that.


  3. Reading your post took me back to my younger days at Grandma’s house. I spent almost every weekend and every summer at Grandma’s in a small town on a farm. She had so many chickens, and I learned so much walking around with her feeding them everyday. Her coop was on the ground, but I see your coop is elevated. That’s pretty smart, I imagine you don’t have to deal with other animals or pest trying to get to your chickens. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Posted by suzie on August 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    hello to the intentional family. Great job on coop. When i went to papaw’s the coop was simple. old pieces of plywood that made walk ramps inside the coop and hay is all i remember. there were a lot of chickens nesting in the hay loft too. papaw made walk ramps up there and the chickens made nests right beside them on bails of hay. wish i could remember more. i am living vicariouly thru you guys, so keep on dreaming and building your dreams.


  5. Congrats on the pregnant mare!!


  6. Congrats! I am glad that you provided pictures of the sonogram, i am always amazed at the beauty of budding babies. Your horses look great. Visiting from the BF.


  7. Neat! I can’t wait till we build a coop. Soon, I hope. Did you use plans or just start swinging a hammer?


  8. Oh wonderful! Soon you will be a chicken loonie too! Any breed picked out?
    We had no plan, just spend a lot of time drooling over at


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