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About Us

Hello fellow chicken lovers!  We are Jim and Jen Howard, owners of Funny Farm Fabrications, LLC. We started the business just before the pandemic shut everything down in February of 2020.   I wanted a chicken coop... you know those cute, little dainty ones the big box store sells?  When we went and looked at them, he said "no way are we paying that much for that cheap construction!  I can build you one."  Sure enough he came home and built me a coop. A few months later when someone came to buy some chickens they asked if they could buy the coop as well.  Jim said sure because he would build me another one.  We sold a couple of coops that way and Jim decided this might be a good business venture. This became his full-time work in February of 2020.  Our daughter came up with the business name and it was a go!  

It was a little slow going at first with only Jim working on it full time and I helping him on my days off. In February of 2021 we were busy enough we needed help!  Family helped when they could (free labor lol) but we needed full time help.   Luckily for us an old friend of Jims was willing to come on board.  Iggy joined us in working on coops and production increased.  He has been an invaluable asset in helping with designs and assisting us in streamlining the operation. 

As of July 2022, we have sold over 200 coops to our amazing customers!  We have delivered coops as far North as Dallas area and as far south as Harlingen and many points in between.  As is usually the case Jim has improved and modified ideas for coops as time goes on. We have acquired more tools along the way that have made things easier and faster.  We paint all the coop with premium paint with a paint sprayer and honestly, I don't miss painting all that wood with paintbrushes one bit. 

Jim is particular about the wood we use.  For all the framing he only uses #1 grade yellow pine. No chicken wire is used, only 1/2-inch hardware cloth that is secured with 1-inch pneumatic staples.  The framework is held together with 3-inch coated construction screws. We chose to use polycarbonate panels for the roofing and the nest box roof material to avoid the sharp edges.  If the coop is a tractor, we use solid rubber tires. 

That's a bit about us.  If you need a coop or have a design you would like that we do not show please contact us.  Thanks for stopping by!