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Check out this adorable cedar-siding chicken coop from the Gessner Family in Indiana!
Here’s what Stephanie had to say about their chicken coop:
“My husband built this coop for us after losing our flock last fall to a predator incident in our converted mini-barn. We knew that it needed to be “predator proof” this time.
We built it with caster wheels so that we can move it around the yard so that our girls always have fresh grass to pick at. The coop also includes electricity, lighting, and full insulation. Our girls are mostly free rangers, and really just needed a safe refuge at night or when we’re gone, so the run area of this coop isn’t as big as if they were in it full time. We currently have five hens residing in “Casa de los Pollos“.
We have one Ameraucana, one Black Australorpe, one Black Copper Maran, one Speckled Sussex, and one barnyard mix. We have had chickens for the past three years and love having them and the fresh eggs!”
Stephanie’s husband built the coop himself. Because of the insulation, electricity and shake cedar siding it ended up being more expensive than they originally planned – about $650. But they’ve had it almost a year now and they reportedly still love it!
Stephanie – thank you for sending in a photo and description of your chicken coop – I love it! There is something about cedar siding that really makes chicken coops look luxurious. I would love to add it to our coop someday. Your boys are are adorable and it looks like they enjoy the chickens as much as our kids do!
This post is part of my weekly chicken coop tour, featuring a different reader-submitted chicken coop every Saturday morning. Stephanie will get a $10 Amazon gift card for having her chicken coop featured on the site.
Do you have a chicken coop? If so, send me a photo! If I feature your coop you’ll get a $10 Amazon.com gift card! Here are all the details for sending in your coop.
I’d love it if you’d follow my chicken coop board over on Pinterest! I hope to add a bunch more photos and resources to it this year.
See previous chicken coops in the tour:
- Beautiful Chicken Coop in Worthington, Pennsylvania
- Barn Style Chicken Coop in Buckley, Washington
- Colorful Predator-Proof Chicken Coop in Olympia, Washington
- Turning a wedding dress into a chicken coop (Tacoma, Washington)
Chicken resources on Amazon: