Today’s chicken coop is in Bellevue, Washington and has some fancy features! It was sent in from Kandi and they call it the Cluckingham Palace. It took them about $1,000 to build but Kandi wanted her chickens to be comfortable, so they added some extra amenities.
Here are the photos Kandi sent in and what she has to say about it:
Each of the exterior nest boxes has a curtain because a lady needs privacy. 🙂
We have a branch from a friend’s yard for the girls to roost on in the run. The run has hardware cloth sunk into the ground 12” deep all around the perimeter of the coop so that predators cannot dig inside.
There are two roosting bars on the inside to accommodate 10 chickens. We will be getting more chicks this spring.
We invested in a web cam when we had the chicks so we could check on them when we were away from the house. The added bonus is that we can record which girl is going in and out of the nest boxes. The girls even have their own Facebook page!
We have had our chickens for almost two years and they have laid just over 730 eggs since the first girl started laying eggs. We know this because we weigh and record each egg. This year we have gotten 17 eggs with a total weight of 2.11 pounds!
Thanks for sending in your coop photos Kandi! I love the green color. We used the same wire mesh and also buried it deep into the ground to prevent predators. The wire can very expensive, but I think it’s definitely worth the safety of the chicks. Love that you got a web cam. I would love to do that some day!
This post is part of my weekly chicken coop tour, featuring a different reader-submitted chicken coop every Saturday morning. Kandi 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:
- Free-range charming chicken coop in Florida
- Casa de los Pollos – Indiana Chicken Coop on wheels with electricity
- 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: