Earlier this summer we became chicken sitters. We wanted to get chickens and had hemmed and hawed for quite a while. Finally some friends that live in the neighborhood who were about to embark on a year of travel asked if we'd like to watch their chickens for them. And of course we jumped at the chance. We ended up with a ready made coop, run, three friendly (mostly) layers and all the other accutromond that comes with raising chickens. I already posted about the storage shed I built in preparation for said chickens and here we have the coop that came along with them.
Here we have a good look on the inside with fresh bedding. The girls really like to lay up in the loft so I make sure to have lots of bedding up there so they can make a nice little nest.
I had made a nice nesting box for them but they didn't like it and never used it so I just took it out.
I have since added a Thermocube plug to the heat lamp and a timer to the full spectrum light. We had a very long cold snap where temperature we dipping into the negative teens so the heat lamp was on pretty much all the time and the girls didn't mind, however it's warmed up into the 20's and now the coop is way to hot for them, it's very well insulated.. As a matter of fact the last few nights Apocalypse has chosen to roost outside and sleep.