The Chick Mansion!  Ever since our feather baby family started growing year by year my sweet hubby built me the best backyard chicken coop.  Started with 1 chicken, then 5, then 9 just 2.5 years later 🙂

How I built my backyard chicken coop?  I bought the plans online after I found a plan on Pinterest that I thought was workable and close to what I wanted.  My husband brought in a team and they tweaked the plans to create the perfect chicken coop!  Now all my feather babies, big and small, live inside their mansion and it's wonderful.  It looks so cute in my backyard and it is the perfect fit for my small space.  You can find and buy plans online very cheap, I think mine was $25 and it was thorough but not perfect which is why we had a real team to built it.  This thing is so heavy, it is essentially a mini house and takes 6+ men to move it but this is a good thing because it is safe and secure in storms and against predators of all sizes.

Then style it how you want.  Lowes and Home Depot have tons of hinges, choose fun paint colors, add signs, flowers and a fence to create separation.  We wash everything with a power washer so buy durable paints and products that can withstand the elements and a good cleaning.  We added a light to help balance things in the winter months and make egg gathering at night easier.  If you have predators check out websites on how to build your chicken wire into the ground so animals can't dig in and reach under.  Most of all, just have fun!  This is a great family project and a good way to teach kids how to take care of pets. Take a moment and enjoy The Chick Mansion.

Want to see more backyard chicken coop plans?  Check out here 57 DIY Chicken Coop Plans in Easy to Build Tutorials.  Does #10 look familiar?  It's the coop I got my inspiration from!  #2 and #13 are two of my favorites and ones I looked into building and someday I hope to add a rooftop garden to my current one just like #40.  #41 looks a lot like my 1st coop I bought from Lowe's that was a bad investment, it fell apart and fast.  Will never buy a pre-made like that again.

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