Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Here's the Coop

I follow several incredible women who have fabulous blogs and they
have chickens!
 I thought maybe we need chickens, and fresh eggs, too-living in the country and all.
So, I asked my sweet hubby if he could build a chicken coop.


I showed him lots of coops-
like Heather Bullard's and The Fancy Farmgirl's.
I told him I wanted it to be snazzy, kind-of vintage, and cute.
So, he got busy.  No real plan. Just an idea.
He used our huge stack of old fence boards.
Cheap. No cost lumber.


And here is the MAN himself.
He had all the right muscles tools for the job.

So without much explanation, I'll just show you the photos.
Step-by-step.













After the whole coop was put together,
I painted it with a whitewash.





I'm certain that our little hens will enjoy their new home.
I am very proud of this coop "from scratch".
We only purchased screws, hinges, latches, and chicken wire.
About $80.00 total.
My sweet hubby went all-out, don't you think?

In about three weeks, the girls get to move into their coop.
Can't wait!

I'm joining White Wednesday with Kathleen
and
Transformation Thursday with Gina
and
Under $100 Linky Party  with Becky
and
We Can Do It Cheaper  with Jillian
and
Saturday Nite Special with Donna.

Blessings,
Becky C

36 comments:

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~Wow Becky!!You are such a lucky lady!! Your hubby is sooo talented!! It turned out amazing!~*Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~*

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

That is a beautiful chicken coop!! I think your chickens will be very happy. :)

Shirley said...

That is such a wonderful coop!! I have been trying to get anyone to build me one and they all think I'm nuts to want chickens!!

Amy Kinser said...

That is a great looking coop your hubby built for you and the newest little ones. Our coop is bright red because that's what my hubby thinks a barn or chicken coop should be. I didn't argue. I decorate the indoors so I will let him do the outside stuff. (at least some of it) HA

Lori Lynn said...

If I were a little feathery biddy I would LOVE to live there. Oh, wait. I AM a little biddy! Sans feathers, of course. :-) Great job your hubs did!
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Marie said...

Omigosh! You guys made that look so easy. That's one gorgeous coop, and especially coz it's made of recycled materials. Your hubby is an amazing carpenter. How lucky are you???

Happy White Wednesday! BTW, I'm having a gift raffle, hope you can join.
-marie

ChRiS said...

my goodness you mean he didn't even grumble bout building it????!!!! fantastic coop any chicken be proud to lay eggs under that roof, did the darling dog think he was getting a new home?

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I love it!! We are hoping to get chickens within the next year- still deciding what I want as far as a coop goes. I love yours!! I love your blog too- very inspiring for those of us who are trying to simplify and who love using old and vintage things.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Sooo pretty. Love the whitewash (also LOVE the table you n he made)!!!
Your little "fluffy butts," as we call our hens, will be livin' in high style! Hope you have lotsa fun with them.
hugs,
Leslie

Vicki said...

I can't believe he made that from scratch? It is adorable and functional! Can't wait to see the girls in it.

City Girls Farmhouse said...

That's pretty great! You're lucky your hubby can do stuff like that for you!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Cute, Cute, -oh so Cute. I'm sure they'll be happy as can be in there! Great job to you and hubby!

oldgreymare said...

When Rebecca is done with your husband, I need a set of bookshelves....just sayin' :0

The coop is wonderful. I especially like the roof.
Happy WW!

Suzan

Debbie~ said...

I looove it, your hubby did a fabulous job!!! You'll have to keep us posted and let us know when the hens move in!!! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Pattie said...

You won't be sorry you made the decision to have chickens! I love mine and of course....THE EGGS!
It looks great!

Robin said...

Your one lucky lady! He did a fabulous job on your chicken coop.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

He really went to town on that! It looks great. I'm proud of him and I don't even know the guy:-)
Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Holy cow!......ermmmm.....I mean chicken!! lol! What a talented guy you've got there! That coop is so chic I can't believe it! Great job! Your girls are just going to love it -- and you're going to love gathering those sweet eggs! :) Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

June said...

Oh this is so awesome! I love this coop. What a great guy you have too. He did good.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I want a chicken coop now and I can't even have chickens. We will in about 8 yrs though when we move to the country. Will your husband be avaiable then? :)

High Street Cottage said...

That is a pretty Chicken Coop. I love the barn style door. The vintage looking wood, very chic place for the little chickies. Well done, tami from the high street cottage

The Moerks said...

Hubby did a fantastic job. So did you with the whitewash. I love the details such as the hinges. Very lucky chickens to have such a stylish home.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Wow!! Great job your hubs did!! I love it, and the price was certainly right. The whitewash & all the details look fabulous... and your flock will be very lucky indeed. Thanks for sharing! -Tammy

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my good gosh woman... this is the most precious chicken coop I've ever laid eyes on! I'd plunk it right in the middle of my living room and use it as a... I dunno.. anything else but! That man of yours rocks!! Love the white wash finish. Amazing!

Donna

Secret Garden Cottage said...

That is such an adorable chicken coop! I LOVE the metal roof and the reclaimed wood... perfect! We've thought about getting chickens, too... maybe some day. :)
Have a great week!
~ Jo :)

Happy Gramma said...

I am following from my daughter's blog The Virginia House. My other, oldest daughter and I were looking at your chicken coop and feeling very envious! It is so cute! I look forward to seeing more!
When you get a chance come visit me @ www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

Curtains In My Tree said...

I know it's not polite to ask to borrow someone husband, but can I? LOL
You could rent him out just to build us all chicken coops

I want one!!!!!!!!!that is perfect. Martha Stewart has nothing on your chicken coop

Janice

Anonymous said...

Hello Sweetie, Just got your blog... Tell Shannon he did a wonderful job on the chic. coop. They should be some happy chicks. Thank you for sharing with us. Aunt Kay and Donna

Dawn said...

I am sooo jealous! I have been wanting chickies for sooo long! Beautiful coup!

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