Why should dog houses get all the fun? Chickens also need a warm, safe and inviting environment to live and lay eggs. Here's a chicken coop made of reclaimed barn wood that is fit for the finest birds.
Fresh eggs straight from the chicken coop are delicious and taste very different from what you buy at the supermarket. Chickens eat any kitchen scraps you give them and their waste works well as an additive to your compost pile as fertiliser.
Kit Stansley of DIY Diva (and a former Lifehacker contributor) has built an amazing chicken coop using mostly 2x4s, 2x3s, plywood, pine boards and old reclaimed barn wood for siding, trim and doors. This chicken coop is as solid as you will find and instead of being an eyesore on a property it's a conversation piece. Her chickens are well protected from the elements and she has easy access to their eggs.
Read the link below for more detailed instructions on how she put it all together.
How to Build a Kick Arse Chicken Coop [DIY Diva]