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Looking around the homestead there are a few things that were just laying around in the woods wasting away. Wanting to save money and reuse anything we possibly could, we decided to use an old horse trailer to build our next chicken coop. This Trailer Chicken Coop turned out pretty amazing! Check out the pictures below of the build.

Over the years we’ve really enjoyed raising chickens, ducks, and baby chicks. We adore their amazing eggs, their personalities, and the entertainment they bring to our lives. It was a learning curve for sure and we made mistakes in the beginning. Like that first coop, we got from an online store. That ended up molding within 6 months.

That’s why we decide to build our own chicken coops! It was a really good decision if you ask me. We’ve had them for a couple of years now, and we’re still pretty happy with them!

Trailer Chicken Coop

As you can see in the image below it looked like garbage when we pulled it out of the woods.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

That’s Selah our dog, doing a round of inspections. She is the supervisor of course!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

It was really, really dirty!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

We cleaned it out and knocked out some of the rotten wood!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

The tailgate had some rotten wood also, so we removed that too.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

It was rusted all over. It really needed a good cleaning and a good coat of primer and paint!!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Below are the images of what it looked like after I pressured washed it. You can actually see a picture of a horse on the front.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

The wheels looked really rusted! My husband and I wire brushed them so they would take some primer (this is what we used).

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Below you can see the primer and how much better they look!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Moving onto the roof, it’s pretty rusted so it received some primer too. This stuff is made to bond to rust, and force out corrosive air and moisture. Which in turn helps to stop the destruction of the metal via the rust.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Now that the roof is primed and ready to go we will move onto the body.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

We added a coat of paint to the roof. White is a good color for a roof, especially if you live somewhere hot like we do! (Florida) White will deflect heat, not absorbs it like a dark color will do. Check out the paint we used here. We used gloss white. Glossy paint is easier to clean up, so that’ s what we chose.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

…and finally a coat of red! Here’s the paint we used.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

We added some walls and painted the inside a peachy pink, because “hens just wanna have fun”!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Hurricane windows are primed and installed, and eventually painted white to match the roof. BTW – These hurricane windows worked great through hurricane Michael!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Here are the windows CLOSED…Here they are OPEN…

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Another view… You can see the hinges pretty well in this image. Here’s the hinges we used.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

We painted the trim on the front.

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Next up is installing the REMOVABLE roosting bars!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

These will be painted eventually. Also, you can see the galvanized wire on the windows…

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Trailer Chicken Coop – Back Doors

Then we added the doors on the back, the tailgate can still go up and be latched even with the doors and hardware. It’s still completely mobile if we need it to be.

We also added the little roof on the back, to keep rain from getting in when the doors are open during the daytime…

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

Now we install the fencing. We use dog kennel fencing. We love it because it’s 6 feet high, easy to move and very durable… We have two of these kits…

Here’s a walkthrough of what it looks like to walk to the coop… Along with the fencing and waterer setup!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens
We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

I found these heavy-duty hooks at Lowes I believe. Here’s some kinda like it on Amazon. I could find the exact thing on there so you could look at them. We screwed the hooks onto the post and secured the post in the ground, and the water hangs beautifully on there. This is a 3.5-gallon waterer I believe and they are very heavy, but the hooks have no issues holding the weight!!

We also upcycled an old truck topper and made it into the roof of a chicken coop. Check out the truck topper chicken coop to get more Chicken coop inspiration!

Let me know what you think about our Trailer Chicken Coop in the comments!

We built a chicken coop out of an old horse trailer! Come check out the unique Trailer Chicken Coop Post, it's loaded with images! | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/trailer-chicken-coop | upcycled chicken coop, build a chicken coop #buildingachickencoop #chickencoopbuilding #chickencoop #chickencoops #chickens #backyardchickens

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