Make It Your Own: Reed’s Idaho Garden Coop

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Modified and expanded Garden Coop hen house and secure run.

Reed in Idaho built this beautifully landscaped chicken coop using our chicken coop plans with modifications to better suit his needs and to match existing buildings on his property. What a great addition to what looks like an already fantastic farm! 

Here are a couple photos of my Garden Coop with many modifications. As you will see, I enlarged just about everything, added a hip roof, and several access doors. The outside right door accesses two interior rollout nest boxes, making it easy to collect eggs and keeping the eggs away from the chickens. The two “open” doors are covered with hardware cloth and are used for summertime cross-ventilation and are kept closed in the winter. I reversed the roof because of prevailing winds. It matches my barn and greenhouse in the background in style and roof.  Your plans were a great starting point.

Chicken coop in Idaho built to match existing buildings.

Many thanks to Reed for sharing his coop photos and notes. If you like what he’s done or find his photos helpful in building your own backyard chicken coop, please let him and us know with a comment below.

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3 Responses to “Make It Your Own: Reed’s Idaho Garden Coop”

  1. Jennifer Blackmon says:

    I love this coop! Do you have a set of plans I can purchase along with additional pics? We are in the process of deciding what we want to build but I think this is the one. Love how you worked it into the landscape of the yard!

    • Jennifer, Reed used our plans for The Garden Coop to customize this coop. The enclosed structure is framed like the original, but with siding installed on all sides and a gabled roof instead of the shed roof in the plans. The attached open-air run is also framed like the original coop, but without the henhouse, and it uses the original roof design. Hope this helps.

  2. Kimberlee Lorenz says:

    Wow! It looks fabulous. I love the extra doors and the matching roof! Any chance you can share the plans for the ‘rollout nest boxes? Also, curious to know how many hens you have? Thank you for sharing!

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