Want a coop tour? Oh, I'm so glad you said yes! I am more than a little stoked about my chicks' new digs.
This was a DIY green build through and through. We spent exactly zero dollars on wood. All of the wood was reclaimed and generously gifted to us. I love how the reclaimed wood and modern design gives us a great mix of style. It's sort of rustic-modern; an eclectic, eco-friendly style that is very much in keeping with the rest of the garden.
The predator-proof coop boasts skylights, vinyl flooring, nesting boxes, roosting bars, and ample ventilation.
The coop and run were designed by my amazing husband. He also built the entire thing with the help of my very handy and fabulous father.
The coop is situated in a spot in our yard that gets only morning sun, the rest of the time it is in the shade, perfect for our warm summers.
The run is covered in sand, which makes poop scooping a breeze. In case you were worried that the run is not very large, please know that my beloved chickens are free-range birds, spending most of their time with full access to our large (for California) suburban lot.
Jude and I painted the coop and door (Grenadine by Behr) and sealed the other wood with low-voc sealant. All of the hinges were purchased at Restore, saving us a bundle and helping a great cause.
To save space (and for ease of feeding) Jason made this DIY gravity chicken feeder. The girls love it and there has been almost no waste (tutorial coming soon).
We still need to take a trip to the beach to find the perfect piece of driftwood for a perch in the run. And Jude insists that we make a sign with lots of glitter. But so far the girls love their new home and we love our girls.
Thanks so much for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed the tour. I'd like to take a quick moment to thank my fantastic husband and awesome dad for making such a great coop.
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