Our chicken house – louise bullard

July 4, 2019 | By alex | Filed in: Chicken Coop Plans That Work.


Well, here’s the chicken house we’ve been focusing on. Please be aware this can be a very lengthy publish. I attempted to talk about as numerous photos (click to enlarge) as possible and can address every detail in the finish. Hopefully I won’t forget anything. And bear in mind basically say “we” anytime in this publish It’s my job to mean him…THE MAN.


Really the only part I’d in building it had been within the design process, the painting and residential Depot runs. Apart from that he will get full credit. So, ideas go…The left side from the coop is how we get access to retrieve the eggs and store our supplies.


The egg door swings lower for simple accessibility nesting boxes. There are raised edges across the bottom to help keep the eggs from receding.


The barn doorways underneath the nesting boxes are suitable for storing supplies and the like.


I completely love how the copper plated cupola switched out. We received some copper sheeting with a friend and expect to watching it weather and patina through the years. The sides from the cupola were trimmed by helping cover their bead board and molding.


The leading barn doorways open on top and bottom. Top of the area may be the nesting house. Raising up causes it to be simpler to wash out and painting the inside causes it to be washable. Chickens are untidy business. Below the nesting house are small access doorways to be able to allow the chickens out in to the yard to experience.


Within the photo below left, you can easily see their roosting perches which were built at varying heights and the trio of arched entries to their nesting boxes.


To allow them to their pen a sliding door & lever system was added with access from the outdoors from the coop. By doing this we are able to allow them to out and in without having to open the bigger barn doorways. And here’s their little ladder towards the pen, so cute!


We added a second hand brick walkway on offer the back and sides from the coop creating easy clean up… just hose it lower. When the bricks settle, sand will be included to make sure they are safer.


And That I added an old-fashioned French Farming Prize Plaque towards the front. That one is perfect for prized cows but I’m around the search for Poulets! I really like the way it provides a french farm feel towards the coop.


This is actually the only rooster permitted around the premises. Others is going to be escorted off.


Around the right side from the coop we grown pink camellias and japanese boxwood to complete the bare corner. A couple of other boxwoods were grown while watching pen for privacy and also to hide the coop poop. 😉


A complete size self-closing screen door was put into the pen so we used heavy gauge small box wire rather of traditional chicken wire to surround it.


Let’s focus on the details from the coop and our adventure into raising backyard chickens.

The coop measures 11′ L by 7′ H by 4′ D. Excluding the cupola.

The paint is Behr Ultra Premium Gloss Finish in Decorator White-colored

All hardware & materials were bought at Lowe’s.

The coop sits on the concrete footing foundation.

Latches and locks were placed on all doorways to avoid raccoons & predators from dealing with our women. (Our home backs up to and including nature preserve).

The price of supplies to construct the coop were over $1,000. We stopped counting at approximately $975. Labor was free. It’s known as Sweat Equity.

We purchased our chickens from My Pet Chicken because they permit small orders and you may pick the breeds. Our chicks came all of the way from Connecticut!

We’ve two Easter time Eggers, a Buff Orpington, a Barred Plymouth Rock along with a Rhode Island Red.

Their names so as of above types are: Souffle, Marshmallow, ButterLola and Ruby.  

Our inspiration for raising backyard chickens originated from our buddies Joe & Jermonne and my personal favorite baker and friend Natalie. Who raise their very own flocks and were very encouraging to all of us. Thanks.

Another big inspiration for raising our very own chickens originated from the film Food, Corporation. Should you haven’t already seen this movie, please. You’ll completely appreciate it. It’s available here.

We reside in a residential neighborhood and our city enables us to possess 5 hens, no roosters. 

I have to add, all sizes within our neighborhood run from 1/3 acre to in excess of an acre which is useful in raising chickens and keeping happy neighbors.

The name: Chez Poulet is French for House of Chickens.

UPDATE: We’ve had some professional architectural plans attracted from the coop. The set includes 7 pages (11×17) of sketches and diagrams, one page of coop photos and includes a fabric and hardware list. To buy the plans visit: coopplans.bigcartel.com.

This Is A Connect To Probably The Most CURRENT PHOTOS From The COOP.


And finally, I give you this photo from the chicks in their new abode. As you can tell, it’s likely to be plenty big on their behalf.


Many thanks for your interest and sort comments regarding our chicks. I really hope I had been able to inspire you to definitely consider raising some too. Since we’ve only had chickens for 13 days we still have a great deal to learn but happen to be completely experiencing the process and expect towards the rewards of our labor. I mean his labor. Oh the way i love that man. In a major way.

Resourse: http://heatherbullard.com/2010/03/our-chicken-coop/

Chicken House.


Daniel Karolewski: pięknie

Aziz Habib: wow every things are so fantastic . love and peace fro Afghanistan

David Byrne: Really nice chicken coop thanks for sharing

Granny Grunt: Looks like the girls will do well there. Plenty of room to run around, good place to get in out of the sun & rain. Good job.

Tracey Wilson: thoes chickens should love that coop and run very nice

357lockdown: I love the nesting box. Your husband did a great job.

357lockdown: I love the nesting box. Your husband did a great job.

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