Make It Your Own: Ethan’s Redwood Garden Coop, Sunnyvale, California

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California redwood used to side chicken coop

Check out Ethan’s backyard coop built using The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop plans. I like the altered dimensions, door, and roof  — and how it all fits into his yard and plantings. He used redwood, which is a beautiful option if it’s available to you. His notes. . . 

Here are some photos of the chicken coop I built from your plans. I modified it slightly by reducing it to 4′ x 8′ (exterior dimensions) and moving the door. The henhouse is sided with redwood fencing boards, and I stained it with a non-toxic deck stain. The red parts are just plain lumber.

I used one less roof panel which saved some money though it doesn’t allow for much overlap on the sides. But that’s OK because we’re in Sunnyvale, California, where the weather is mild and there’s little rain.

Thanks for the great plans, they were very helpful!

Garden Coop with shorter chicken run

Many thanks to Ethan for sharing his coop photos and notes on building with The Garden Coop plans. If you like what he’s created, please let him know with a note below. And if you find our posts helpful and want to receive email notifications as posts are published, subscribe to Coop Thoughts.

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2 Responses to “Make It Your Own: Ethan’s Redwood Garden Coop, Sunnyvale, California”

  1. ms says:

    Great job, Ethan! I bet your chickens really appreciate their nice new home!

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