Posts tagged with ‘Ground Slope’


“Krewe of Coops” Virtual Chicken Coop Tour No. 10 – Six Garden Coops from Maryland and Virginia

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Large walk in chicken coop with external nest box
In this tenth Krewe of Coops virtual chicken coop tour, we take a trip to Maryland and Virginia to showcase six examples of coops built using The Garden Coop backyard chicken coop plans. (more…)

“Krewe of Coops” Virtual Chicken Coop Tour No. 9 — Six Delightful Garden Coops

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

LED light strip for backyard chicken coop

In this ninth installment of the Krewe of Coops, we showcase six examples of coops built using The Garden Coop backyard chicken coop plans. Enjoy! (more…)

Building a chicken coop and a whole lot more

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Garden Loft large walk-in chicken coop design

Steven in Pennsylvania built this spacious backyard chicken coop using The Garden Loft plans and hardware kit. He sent us pictures of his build along with a wonderful note describing the impact the project has had on his life and neighborhood. The rest of this post comes directly from him. . . (more…)

Make It Your Own: Steve’s Backyard Garden Coop, Queensland, Australia

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Garden Coop built on a slope.

Steve used The Garden Coop plans to build this secure walk-in coop at the edge of his orchard on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He sent us a nice note and pictures to share.  (more…)

Make It Your Own: Mary’s Split-Level Garden Coop, Laguna Beach, California

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Mary's split-level Garden Coop chicken coop.

The foundation of The Garden Coop design allows you to easily accommodate a slight slope when building your chicken coop. But what do you do when your site has a much steeper grade?

Split it up! At least, that’s what Mary did with her chicken coop project in Laguna Beach, California, tucking a beautiful split-level, narrow Garden Coop into a sloped strip right next to her driveway. The rest of this post comes directly from her. . .  (more…)

Make It Your Own: Tom’s Garden Coop, Santa Cruz, California

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Tom in Santa Cruz sent in these photos and notes about his Garden Coop build. Enjoy!

California walk-in chicken coop built with The Garden Coop plans.

We followed your plans pretty closely, yet made a few small changes: (more…)

Can I build The Garden Coop on a slope?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

You can build The Garden Coop on a slope fairly easily because the frame of the chicken coop rests on piers. As long as your piers are tall enough on the lower end of the slope, you can use those to compensate for the height difference and keep the frame level. I recommend 16″ (400 mm) cinderblocks positioned vertically for this purpose. Our coop plans describe this in greater detail.

You also want to make sure that the hardware cloth is long enough to still be buried on all sides of the chicken coop by a foot or more. This is part of the process of making sure your chicken coop is predator proof and secure from tunneling critters. Again, our coop plans describe how to do this. If your slope is drastic, you can add some framing on the low end below the basic frame to help attach the hardware cloth to.

Level Floor Of Chicken Coop On Slope

Above is a picture of a Garden Coop that Christine S. and her son built on a slight slope in their backyard near Seattle. The photo is a little grainy but should give you an idea of how to use the piers to keep the frame level. The picture below is of their finished chicken coop, wrapped with hardware cloth and chicken wire.

How To Build Chicken Coop On Slope

Have you used The Garden Coop chicken coop plans to build a coop on uneven ground? What worked for you, and what didn’t? Share your tips and suggestions below.