And this cuteness isn’t an anomaly! There are some really cute DIY chicken coops in the world, like these:
So now that you’re all ready for a cute chicken coop and a flock of feathery friends, meet Michelle and her awesome chicken coop + storage shed:
How to Build a DIY Chicken Coop – Storage Shed Combo
by Michelle from Chalkboardblue
Hi My name is Michelle from Chalkboardblue. My blog features projects that I design and build! Today I’m sharing with you how we built a Backyard Shed AND and Chicken Coop combination.
The front half of this structure pictured above is the shed portion. The back half is the Chicken Coop with its Outside Run.
We needed a Shed for our Backyard and a home for our Chickens. We decided to combine to the two.
This is the design we came up with.
We first dug out our area and put a floor on. Our backyard is somewhat on a slope so we had to raise our floor and put it on cement pilings to allow for water drainage. Here below we have the floor on and some walls up.
More walls… If you look closely there is a small inside wall for the Chicken Coop.
Next We placed Plywood on the outside. We then cut out the holes for our top window for the coop, the Nesting boxes below and the lower doors.
For our trim, we bought the large sheets of trim and ripped it on the table saw to the various sizes we wanted for our trim pieces. What I mean by trim pieces is the trim around all of the doors, on the doors and all of Board and Batton trim I placed on the shed. Here is a picture of the trim. I kept the trim color the same as it came for our window and door trim, but painted it for the Board and Batton.
Here is a picture of the doors I built and the large door grooved myself with the skill saw …
our Main door is a Split door to allow for ventilation…
Next I placed the Board & Batton trim. It is basically placed on just as if you were to do a wall of Board and Batton in your home.
We built some Nesting boxes…
Roosts for inside the coop…
Next we had to build our outside run.
setting the posts…
put top rails on
Michelle, thank you so much for being our guest today! I love your chicken coop and so many of your projects!
Remodelaholics, fly (hehe) right over to Chalkboardblue to see Michelle’s awesome DIYing chops — don’t miss her brilliant folding wood totes and cubbies, and I’m drooling over her gorgeous fireplace, too!