Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!


Hi there!

I’m so excited to share our chicken coop renovation progress with you! Since this is the first progress post I thought I would start by giving you a little information about the coop and then explain our plans for it as we go!

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Tractor SupplyChicken Coop Information

The chicken coop was built in 1922. How do we know? It’s carved inside on the wall! The building part of the coop is 12×40 foot. Yep it’s a big one! It also used to have a covered chicken run in the front that was also 12×40 foot. This part was falling down and had to be removed before we purchased the farm as it was deemed unable by the appraiser.

Below is a picture of what it looked like before we started!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

Chicken Coop Plans

Our plans for the chicken coop, which can and often do change as we do renovations, will be done in phases as budget and time allow. If you’re new here were renovating the farmhouse, buildings, and property, ourselves on what I refer to as a no debt budget 😉 And it’s a big building so it will take some time.

Chicken Room

We’re started by getting the little room on the left side of it ready for the chicks to move into as an upgrade from their brooder box. To do this we simply added a new plywood floor with a piece of plaskolite on top for easy cleanup. We also added a roosting perch, which they LOVE!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

Chicken Run

The next thing we wanted to get done was the chicken run! That way they would have a nice safe place to spread their wings a bit 😉

We decided to removed the old concrete retaining walls since they were in such poor shape (falling in) anyway. Keeping them would have also meant figuring out a good way to anchor the frame to them or decide to put it on the inside or outside of the concrete. Removing them made it easier and I think it looks much nicer too.

This past week, along with the cleanup of the whole area we also got all the posts set and painted. Then we attached the poultry netting or wire to them. I actually did that part by myself y’all! Yep I’m a little proud lol! We bought a 150 ft roll that is 72 inches tall to do this. I attached it to the posts with U clips.

You can find the Poultry Wire we used HERE!

And the U clips we used HERE!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

Chicken Coop Plans

Next, we’ll be adding deck boards across the bottom for extra protection. I’ll be pressure washing the building to see if we want to seal it or paint it. We’ll also be adding a lean-to roof to the chicken run. Then we’ll be making repairs to the big part of the building and adding an ag lime floor. Finally, we’ll be giving the coop a new roof!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

Chicken Coop Renovation Progress!

I’m so excited to give the ladies a nice big place to live in and enjoy! I can’t wait to add some fun elements in there for them too! Think chicken play ground lol! But I have to say I’m equally excited to give this awesome old building new life and purpose again!

I hope you enjoy following along with this one! I think it will make quite the before and after transformation!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

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