Chickens have been an important part of our lives for many years now. When we bought the house, it was only about 3 weeks before we brought home a handful of baby chicks to raise. We built this home for them over the summer while they grew to outdoor-sized hens.
Our last coop was made of plywood and looked awful. We went for the cute factor this time. Using cedar shakes also meant no large materials to haul, a big advantage since we don't have a vehicle that can transport 4x8 sheets right now.