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I had been talking to a fellow blogger about my ideas about the future of Tilly’s Nest.  We shared ideas with one another, provided feedback and support.  Well the time has come to introduce an idea that I shared with her.  She loved it and I think you will too.

Our run

As you know, chicken coops and chickens can be addictive to say the least!  People love to see and share their coop, flock and technique that make their life easier in keeping a small backyard flock.  So, from now until the end of December, you can link up stories about your flock, pictures of you coops, share your ideas and so much more.  As long as we are talking about backyard chickens, feel free to share away!  I can’t wait to meet and greet you and your chickens.

Coop and Run
3 nesting boxes, small feeder and roosts
Hanging waterer

So tell us about your coop now in the comments!

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest


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  • I don't have any chickens, but I sure do love reading stories about them. Thanks for this great Blog Hop idea. My BFF Michelle has hens and she loves them. I will be enjoying all your hoppers and I'd sure like you to post this Hen House Hop over at my Fall Harvest Blog Hop post. My friends would love to hear tales about hen harvests.

  • Thank you for the tip Heidi! I will definitely check it out!

  • Hi all, please check out mysimplecountryliving's Harvest Hop. Heidi was kind enough to provide the link above. Great fun!

  • Oh my goodness Melissa! Great minds do think alike!So glad you are doing a coop link up too!
    How fun!
    Happy Hen House Hopping!

  • Your coop is a perfect example of how one can have a small flock of their own with out letting it take over any one section of the yard. I really enjoyed seeing yours in person and meeting Tilly and the girls too over the summer! You've done a wonderful job with your first flock and you share such good and useful information through your blog! Keep up the good work!

  • Thank you Deb. We appreciate your kindness and support:)

  • This is a genius idea. My coop can be see at I am coop link #12 – Jeff.

  • Thank you so much Jeff for linking up! I love that you are so handy!! Amazing job!

  • A friend just shared your site with me…how I love it! We added "the girls" to our family this past Spring. We adore them! Here is a link to the coop photos.

  • Welcome Lisa! Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the link! Would you be willing to link your post up to our coop tour? I think our fans will just love it!

  • I love your blog! It is an absolute DREAM of mine to have a coop like this for my sweet girls 🙂 Did you build it yourself or did you purchase it? I excitedly showed your pictures to my husband and he is adamant that he can build it himself, but you never know 😉 Anyways, your girls are beautiful! My favorite hen is a gold cochin, Goldie, and she is the light of our lives! She is the only chicken who sleeps next to our front door at night to wait for me in the morning! I love her.

    I would love to know more about your coop! Forgive me if you get asked about it a whole bunch, I will have to peruse your blog a bit more to find out 🙂

    Happy New Years!

  • Thank you so much Angelica! I ordered my coop from a man who makes them from reclaimed wood and uses low VOC paints. Here is the link, but I am sure that your husband can make one himself. Don't you just love handy husbands ?! I love the story about Goldie. What a sweet story!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Tilly's Nest,

    I have a few questions about your coop: It looks like you keep mulch underneath your coop and run. If so, what kind is it? Is it hard to keep clean and does the mulch get in the way of the girls getting their scratch and other treats in their run? How frequently do you need to re-mulch?


    • Hi Sara, I do not mulch it, actually what I think you are seeing are the soiled pine shavings that I toss into the run after I clean out the coop. From time to time, I do rake it about once a week. Once a season, I pull the run away from the coop and remove the excess compost that the girls create for me and let it cure for a few months before I put it in the gardens. The girls have no problems finding treats or scratch in their run. In fact, they have great fun scratching around looking for them. Thanks for the questions!

  • Amy

    I use to keep quails and chickens but now just chooks. My two baby pekins are currently living in a large home-made box sort of house with the guinea pigs. I always worry about them being over-crowded now that they’re getting bigger everyday so have ordered a large coop to come for them. My previous flock stay in the shed. The chooks get let out at 8:30 to free-range until they go back to roost at 7pm. So all day free-ranging, yay!