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Chicken Coops Special Issue — Haunted Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Haunted Chicken Coop Ann Lero, Kansas I built my own version of a coop I saw a picture of online. It was called a haunted coop. The …

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Chicken Coops Special Issue — Cozy Cottage
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Cozy Cottage Coop Cindy Waters, Wisconsin We set out to make a coop that was good enough for us to live in. If it’s good enough for …

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Chicken Coops Special Issue — Mobile Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Mobile Chicken Coop Padraic McGuire and Brooke Snyder, Ashland, Oregon Description: We just completed a chicken coop that we thought you folks might get a kick out of. It is …

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Coop Inspiration 10/3: A Carport Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Jason Pugh, Texas — My family and I thought you might like our idea of repurposing something for a chicken coop — a carport. We had this 20-foot by …

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2015 Coolest Coops Contest Winners
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites First Place: Brandy Meyer — Our Chick Inn Last year for my birthday my handyman husband said he would build me a chicken coop, and that I had …

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A Water Tower Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Story and Photos by Michael Gay For six weekends, Michael Gay worked away in his backyard in Sylvania, Georgia, to build their backyard coop, one their friends have named, …

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How to Build a Poultry Water Stand
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By William Morrow, Whitmore Farms Everyone that has chickens knows what a challenge it can be to keep their water source clean. The birds love to scratch and …

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Poultry Coop Inspiration 10/1—The Alaskan Efficiency
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Written by Stefan Milkowski Design by Stefan Milkowski & Ian Herriott Chickens in the arctic? Sure! Winter temperatures in Fairbanks, Alaska, regularly drop to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, and …

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Four Flags Farm DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Our biggest goal for the year was to welcome chickens onto our farm. We are avid DIYers, and we wanted a chicken coop that would fit well with our and our hens’ needs.

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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

When thinking of a chicken coop idea, I knew I wanted an easy-to-clean coop. I came up with this chicken coop idea after my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. 

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