Backyard Chicken Coop

From my previous post, I uncovered some building materials in my backyard while racking the leaves that we could use to build a chicken coop. Bo hired one of his friends to build and it took him 2 weekends to get it done. He was able to use the wood for the base, and metal roof. We bought the rest of the materials for him. The land was sloped and he had to make sure it’s leveled first.

It’s a custom chicken coop where you can open the nesting boxes from the outside, there are nesting boxes on both sides. This is the front and the venting window has a flap to open and close. He was going to put a plexiglass at first but Bo didn’t want the roosters to crow too early in the morning.

The back of the chicken coop the window slides open for venting and the nesting boxes can be opened from outside also.


The builder laid a plastic lining on the floor for easy cleaning and this is a view of the nesting boxes from inside the coop.


There are doors on both sides.


We have to put up fencing for the outdoor run. We’ve never raised the chicken and ducks together and not sure how they will get along. If they can get along then we will do one long outdoor run for the chicken and ducks.


  1. I must say.. This is one fancy chicken coop I ever see. I can’t wait to see the pictures after all the chickens are settled and produce little ones.

    • Hi seeharhed, it’s good to hear from you. We have to put up the fence first and it’ll be like a zoo in there. Bo has over 60 Muscovy ducks now but good thing they like to stay outside otherwise we will need more duck house.

      • Likewise, it’s been awhile but good to know you’re doing well. Is this you guys side business? If so, next time I’m in the area I want some larb ped 🙂

        • We moved to the country last year, this place has 5 acres and it’s not as restricted as our old neighborhood. I want to garden and raise chickens for eggs, and Bo wants to raise ducks and other exotic birds. I’m not sure what he plans to do with them yet, I think it happens so fast that we don’t have adequate housing for them. We have to put up the fence for them soon. He could hook you up for larb ped, but you have to cook it yourself, neither Bo nor I do larb ped. 🙂

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