I made a video of the inside and outside of our Amish Chicken Coop to better show its features. I love this coop; it’s the best we’ve ever had. No predator has ever been able to break in, the hens all stay warm and dry at night, and they actually use their nesting boxes. Happy chickens make for a happy backyard flock mama!
Video of an Amish Chicken Coop
Backyard Chicken Coop Pictures
The front exterior view of our Amish chicken coop, in the afternoon as the setting sun warms the front:
Close up of the nesting boxes, seen from the outside. Simply lifting the lid reveals the inside of the boxes — and hopefully, many warm, fresh eggs:
The lid over the nesting boxes is just heavy enough that the little ones can’t open it without assistance — which is good, since it’s on the outside of the pen and the hens might hop out if it’s left open long enough.
Oops, looks like one of the kids got into the picture — that’s Patrick, my fun-loving 5-year-old. We’d just cleaned out the coop and put in fresh litter (pine shavings) and he decided to jump in there and check it out.
Here’s what a clean coop looks like on the inside:
Oh, and the best plans I’ve found for those wishing to build a similar coop are these saltbox-style coop plans on eBay. See photo —->
So there you have it — a video and photo tour of our backyard chicken coop — I’d love to see pictures of your coop, please leave a comment below!