Coop Name: Cackle Inn Owner: Pat Opp Location: Rolla, Missouri
In 2016, I retired from the U. S. Army as a military chaplain with post-traumatic stress disorder and broken down hips that have been operated on three times. Having chickens has been one of the best things for me. I’m glad I put the time and money into building a durable and fun coop for them. I also kept my grandson, John Patrick, in mind when I built the coop. After being given 19 chickens, I built a coop in my barn for our fine rooster and wonderful hens. My son, Levi, named the coop, Cackle Inn as our girls cackle quite a bit after laying eggs. Happy chickens!
Building my coop has a been a bit costly. It cost a pretty penny, a broken leg, and torn LCL (Lateral Collateral Ligament). I’m so glad it’s finished and my chickens are safer inside my barn. It has become my sanctuary as I heal from physical and mental injuries from my military service.
The coop has all the basic areas to include roosting for bedtime, nesting buckets for laying eggs, two watering and feed areas to separate younger birds from the dominant ones. Just outside the coop is a large area where they dust bathe. My friend, Mike, says his chickens would be spoiled to live here. I know my family is glad they have a nice home!