First Chicken Coop Project
Portable Chicken Coop
We decided to build a chicken coop and get some backyard chickens in the spring of 2009. We purchased the plans and got some great advice from Dave at Catawba ConvertiCoops.
All the Materials
Just getting started
Mike measuring for the deck
Deck and chicken wire installed
Handles installed. Beginning of the roof
Brent putting the sides together
Finished side (it slides both directions or can be lifted up and removed)
Ends installed (Square Foot Garden in background!)
Finished product. Two people can easily lift it up and move it around the yard.
First chickens – One Jersey Giant and one Black Star
Got the chickens on a Saturday and the next day (Easter Sunday!), we got our first eggs.
We used cedar chips for the nests at first, but have learned that’s not the best choice. We’ve also tried Pine Shavings, but Straw seems to work best for us.