Leah, here's the chicken coops

The first one is one we temporarily used for our laying hens for the first 5-6 months of their lives as they are not equipped with nesting boxes. Nesting boxes could be added easily enough though. We use these now mostly for our turkeys and broilers. Although our Silkies are fine in one with just straw for nests. It just makes moving them to a new spot trickier.

The second photo is a Joel Salatin style moveable chicken coop and is equipped with eight nesting boxes. This is great for our flock of 30 laying hens. The rest of our hens are in a room in our barn.

Hope that helps! I have "plans" for the first one somewhere or the website where I found it should you ever decide to take the plunge.

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    08/29/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Oh I should mention, we did not make the second one, a friend gave it to us as he was no longer using it but we would like to build something like this only large and on wheels for a large flock.

    The first one was built by my husband. We have 4-5 of them now and need to make 4-5 more before winter.
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      8Theresa Gould
      That's so neat, Mara. So far we are not so successful in hatching out chicks or our hens aren't either. Just one lone Silkie mama who has seven chicks. I just may get her to sit on other eggs since she is so good at it. Did you use an incubator? We have one and tried hatching out turkey eggs but failed miserably. :( I'm kind of scared to use the incubator again, plus it drove up our electricity bill enough my husband said something about it. So unless it's going to work successfully I don't even think it's worth the electricity.
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      08/30/13
      8Theresa Gould
      Yeah, we had our little guy jack up the temperature a couple of times so that certainly didn't help! Oy!
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