Chicken Coop Customer Pictures
We wanted to showcase some of the chicken coops that were built by people using the Palace Chicken Coop Plans. We are inspired by some of the great coops featured here as well as the adaptions made by them. Hopefully, you can glean some inspirations and ideas for your own coop.
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First up is a cool coop submitted by Jay W. I love some of the fantastic upgrades made to this coop. Notice he moved the door for the coop to the front of the structure since the back is facing the wall. This change allowed the coop to be closer to the wall and still allow easy cleaning.
Fun little modification that allows moving the chickens’ food and water under the coop and still be able to access for easy cleaning. Using what appears to be drawer sliders in a verticle position instead of horizontal allows the water and feed buckets to be slide in and out.
Updated the inside molding pieces to give a clean angled look. I think it looks very nice.
This coop is high tech as well. Looks like they added an automated door and a video camera to help keep an eye on their flock! This picture shows another way to trim cost on the coop by not installing all the detail molding on the inside of the coop. Look at the area around the window and ventilation holes. This is a great way to reduce cost and still look fantastic.
I love the pneumatic lifts here to keep the nesting box lid open to allow for two hands to gather eggs! This is one I wish I had thought of! We often resort to using the top of our head to hold open the lid while fishing out eggs. Perfect!
Chris sent us the next submission! I love the colors they choose for their coop. They blend well with the surrounding environment. I love the homemade Chicken Feeder! Nice adaptation of the front door too! Great job Chris!
Here is John’s coop. It appears he has gone with the cinder block footer approach. It appears he has less drainage issues than we have and removed the footing/drainage feature from his build. Fantastic! Looks great John!
John did mention he made some straight cuts instead of angled cuts. Can you find them in the picture below? I had to look twice to find them! Looks great and I don’t think most people would even notice unless you pointed them out!
Here’s Neil B’s coop! The most obvious adaptation that stands out is how he ran the siding down to the bottom of the coop. I am not exactly sure how he adapted the inside of the coop, but he mentioned something about not having a coop floor and instead has multiple roosting bars inside. Also, take a look under the hood. Here they saved some money by applying the roof directly to the rafters without using a wood subroof.
You can see the roof detail here in this angle as well. They went with chicken wire instead of the metal cloth and decided not to use the outer framing pieces to sandwich the wire.
I love the use of the roof to capture rainwater into a basin of some sort. This water can be used for the chickens or garden nearby.
Probably my favorite upgrade to the coop was their use of additional trim on the nesting boxes. With their paint scheme it really makes the nesting boxes pop! Love it!
Our next submission is from Richard. His use of the clear plastic sheeting for the roof allows extra light in the coop since it’s in a very shaded part of the yard. The use of cinder blocks around the perimeter of the coop not only look nice but also help protect from digging critters.
Here is the before painting photo. Great job Richard.