the coop

Well… here’s the coop.

I have been dragging my heels about posting photos because I still have a few finishing touches to do before I feel the coop is complete, and I really wanted it all cute and spiffy before I showed it to you.  I still think it is pretty cute despite it’s unfinished state, but you must promise to come back to see it once I get it all spiffied up!

When I look out from the kitchen, the coop is in full view.  I absolutely love it.

And I love seeing it from the garden, too.

I can hardly believe that what started as a rough sketch on a piece of paper, has become reality in my back yard!

You can find much of my design inspiration on the “coops” board of my Pinterest.

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20 Responses to the coop

  1. I LOVE it! You did a beautiful job, Christi! I’m glad my chickens can’t see it–they would try to move in with yours! :)

  2. How adorable and I am sooo jealous! I would love to have one in my backyard to play with too. Can’t wait to see more. Have a great weekend.

  3. Tricia Rose says:

    It is beautiful as it is – happy hens!

  4. Sheri White says:

    Can you please show more pictures of the inside? I love just the plain white.

  5. Natalie says:

    So beautiful!! Can I move in?! Well done!

  6. rachel says:

    Oh my!! It is the most beautiful coop ever!! Did your hubby build it?? Love all the details. And, the inside is so lovely. I can’t wait to see more. Thanks!!

  7. Julia says:

    Christie! Your coop is amazing!! I love it…and all of the fun details. The chair and chandelier…oh my! Can’t wait to see how you spiff up an already beautiful space :).

    Merry Christmas!


  8. Loi Thai says:

    What a fabulous chicken coop! I would love one…..but we can’t keep chix here in Washington, DC :(
    Tone on Tone

  9. tikaa says:

    love the chandy, we are surprising our horses with one in each of their stalls this Christmas. The whole coop looks adorable.


  10. I never wanted to live in a chicken coop until right now. That is amazing. It almost makes me wish I hadn’t scrapped my chicken plans! You outdid yourself!

  11. alycia says:

    Lovely! What a beautiful coop!!!! Not sure how I missed this post….I was so anxious to see how it turned out! You did an amazing job! (Looking forward to Round Top and a stop by Hermann’s!!) Happy Easter to you and yours.

    • christi says:

      Thanks, Alycia! And thanks for all of the advice you shared with me along the way. You had some good ideas. I went with the waterer you suggested.

      Hope you find some great stuff in Round Top. Happy Easter to you and yours, too.

  12. dif says:

    After seeing a mention and a couple of photos of this coop in Texas Gardener I was super excited to see your web page and I haven’t been disappointed. I can’t wait to see more interior photos as I am preparing to build my own coop, though it will never look this sleek as it will likely be made from refurb things, but I adore this design! Many thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  13. Melanie says:

    Looks great! Do you have approximate dimensions of the shed and run enclosure? I’m building a new set-up and would like an idea of how big I should build (I was thinking 10×14 for coop/garden shed and 10×10 for run)

    • christi says:

      Hi Melanie… the coop is 8×12 and the run is about the same. I have eight hens and this size works well for me. They do not spend much time in the run because they spend most of the time out and about in the yard. If they were going to be in the run more often, this size would be a bit small. Hope this helps.

  14. Cecilia Staunton says:

    I love this coop. Our coop is in bad need of a redo. Can you share if you used plans for this or did you wing it and design it yourselves?

    • christi says:

      Cecilia…thanks so much. It is on my “to do” list to write an in-depth post about our coop. Now that school has started, it *may* become a reality. I did not have plans. I had lots of pictures from the internet along with some rough sketches that I gave to a local construction company. Keep checking back for my post… I’ll have a lot more details.

      • Cecilia Staunton says:

        Hi there, now that we are in the doldrums of winter, the short comings of our current chicken accommodations are really showing their weaknesses. Any chance you managed to post more about the construction details? Also, did you insulate your coop? I see you have a cute chandelier but do you also use additional sources of heat like a lamp? I think my husband could probably manage this project as long as he had some specs for materials and a rough plan. I have seen your coop posted many times and I think you have a winner. People would be glad to pay a few dollars for the plans. I know I would. Happy New Year!! Cecilia

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