Still haven’t found the chicken coop design that you want to have in your backyard? Then how about this old west hotel-inspired chicken coop?
It’s called the Eggcelsior! And as its name implies, it’s one of the finest accommodations your chickens can ever live in!
Though it looks like an expensive five-star hotel, this DIY chicken coop was built mostly with reclaimed timber and it does not use electricity. It has plenty of windows for good ventilation and it features a skylight for natural lighting!
The raised perch keeps your poultry safe, dry, and warm, especially on rainy cold days. It's also handy in the heat as they are shielded from the sun and can easily access their nesting boxes without exposure to harsh light.
The Eggcelsior has now been updated with an adjacent building which the proprietors call ‘The Broken Yolk’. It serves as the chickens ‘watering hole’, or if you prefer, the saloon!
Take a quick tour of it now by viewing our album below! :)
How good is this hotel… I mean, chicken coop?
You’ll need these materials:
- 3/4″ Plywood
- Reclaimed Shiplap Timber
- Reclaimed Decking Timber
- Reclaimed Fencing Timber
- Water-Sealing Roofing Compound
- Tin Roofing
- Roofing Tar
- Hinges (for door, nesting box)
- Chicken Wire
- Paint (of choice)
- Wood and Decking Screws and Nails
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Circular Saw
- Cordless Drill
- Nail Gun
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You can get step-by-step instructions from Kilsharion over at Backyard Chickens!