Chickens Coop Care

The New Chicken Coop Arrives

We’ve had lots of excitement here. This past week, we’ve been working with our friends over at Briggs Landscaping to help prepare the area for the new larger coop. We decided to place the new coop in the same area as the old one. So, we moved the girls and their existing coop and run to an area on the driveway. We brought in fill and lots of it! We were working on a slope.

After a day’s work, we were ready for the new coop. The kids wanted a coop where they could walk inside and spend time with the girls. With that in mind, I designed a custom coop that Dan, from  The Green Chicken Coop  brought to life. He even hand delivered the coop last weekend. It was a great day that passed quickly.
Once the coop was in, Oyster Cracker came in for a final inspection.


Next we brought in yet more fill to level the run and construct it. Like a puzzle it fit together. Everything was marked and labeled to make go smoothly.
Finally, it was done. Late afternoon, I swept out the coop and added some fresh pine shavings. The girls would spend their first night in the coop.
The next few days will be spent moving in and landscaping coop’s surrounding areas. I’ll be creating an entirely edible landscape for the girls to enjoy around their coop and I’ll show you how to do it.
Here they are just this morning, enjoying the brilliant sunshine.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest


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  • I've got a serious case of coop envy. Can't wait to see the edible landscaping.

  • Very nice!! The girls look happy.

  • Well I just love it and I know you will make it even more beautiful. Going to raise the chicks in the small coop?

    • Thanks! I think so, that is the plan for now.

  • Perfect! Love these coops, wish I could afford one! Luckily I have a brother who has indulged my chicken weirdness building me a coop and run to protect them!!

    • That is awesome Roberta. You are very lucky to have a handy brother. Would love to see your coop!

  • Beautiful coop! I love the walk in feature. Can you tell me what is on the floor? Thanks :)


    • Hi Kelly! Sure it is linoleum. Makes clean up super easy and also extends the life of the floor.

  • Anonymous

    Love it! I'm jealous too. The laminate/tile on the floor is a great idea. I've read about it other places and want to do that for my flooring as well when I get a place I can have chickens.

  • love it and can't wait to see more pictures of the inside…have fun setting it up.

  • It looks terrific…I remember what fun we all had when our new coop arrived; a celebration! Can't wait to hear more about the edible garden…it's just about time for planting here in the Midwest! -Mary

  • Look awesome! Your chickens should really enjoy their new digs!

  • Your coop is beautiful! Lucky hens! xox

  • Great coop. and the chickens too!

  • Wow, Western coop is really beautiful. In my country (Indonesia) it's usually very ugly, only made from bamboos …lol

  • amarlo e non vedo l'ora di vedere più foto di dentro … avere la sua creazione divertente.

  • Questo è impressionante Roberta. Siete molto fortunati ad avere un fratello a portata di mano. Mi piacerebbe vedere la tua coop!

  • Amy

    Oh my gosh, Oyster Cracker is so cute!