It’s Saturday night – which means it’s time to feature another chicken coop! Tonights chicken coop was sent in by Sam and Debbie from Valley Springs, California.
Here’s what Debbie says about her adorable coop:
I wanted something that looked like a doll house to match our house. We live in the Sierra Nevada foothills so it had to be predator proof. This is what my husband built. It was a joint effort with my vision and his carpentry skills. We wanted to use as many reclaimed materials as possible. He pulled nails from redwood boards, ripped used lumber from larger sizes to the sizes we needed. We wanted them to have as much natural light as possible and found the storm door at our local Habitat For Humanity Store. We just kept adding to it as we went.
This was a fun project and we get tons of compliments on it. We priced everything new and it would have cost well over $1,200. We spent just over $500. We currently have 10 hens and one rooster and get 10-15 eggs per day even in the winter which I attribute to the constant sunlight thanks to the storm door.
This spring we are putting seamless gutters on our house and will reclaim the old ones to add to our coop. I hope you enjoy looking as much as we’ve enjoyed building it. My favorite feature is the front porch with our fun wooden sign we had a vendor create at our local county fair. It reads The Arledge “Coop” Deville…Farm Fresh Eggs.
Thanks for sending in your coop photos Debbie! I don’t know what I love more – the coop or the idea of all that sunshine. I love how it looks like a mini house and a storm door – that’s a fantastic idea. Way to go finding all the items on the cheap – that coop looks like a STEAL for $500!
Here are more photos of the coop:
This post is part of my weekly chicken coop tour, featuring a different reader-submitted chicken coop every Saturday evening. Debbie will get a $10 Amazon gift card for having her chicken coop featured on the site.
See previous chicken coops in the tour:
- Red chicken coop with chandelier from Newport, Oregon
- Beautiful custom chicken coop with windows, shingles and kid-level peek-a-boo doors
- NW style chicken coop with rustic metal roof, Craigslist hen house
- Hillsboro, Oregon chicken coop with Rhode Island Red, resident cat
- Cluckingham Palace – Bellevue, Washington coop with curtains
- 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
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.