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“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…)

Make It Your Own: “Krewe of Coops” Virtual Chicken Coop Tour, No. 4 — A Dozen Larger Garden Coops

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Karen's larger Garden Coop with expanded hen house
We’re blowing it up in this fourth ride of the Krewe of Coops, featuring a dozen examples of coops from customers who’ve modified The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop design to build larger, wider, deeper, taller. Enjoy the parade! (more…)

Make It Your Own: Brian J.’s Garden State Chicken Coops

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Modified versions of the Garden Coop and Garden Ark

Brian in Northern New Jersey built modified versions of the The Garden Coop and the The Garden Ark chicken coops to fit his Garden State home and needs. He sent us some great notes and photos of his handiwork:  (more…)

Make It Your Own: Laura’s Expanded Garden Coop, Sonoma County, California

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Expanded chicken coop from The Garden Coop plans in Sonoma County

Professional photographer Laura in Sonoma County, California used our chicken coop plans to build and customize this larger version of The Garden Coop design. She sent us a note describing the modifications she made. The rest of this post comes from her. . . .  (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: Amy’s Connecticut Garden Ark

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Garden Ark Chicken Coop from Plans

Amy in Newtown, Connecticut, sent in this photo of her backyard chicken tractor built using The Garden Ark coop plans. She modified her coop to be a little longer than the original design. Here’s what she wrote:

I had to share my Garden Ark! I had so much fun making it, and the plans were superb. I am certainly a novice, and I had no trouble.

I had a hard time finding the polycarb roofing, so I got fiberglass, and I extended the run ten inches for a bit more room for my four girls. I also added a ramp, which was super easy, a rope in the front for moving it around, and a bittersweet roost to give them an outdoor perching spot.

Thanks, Amy! If you’d like to build your own Garden Ark to house a small flock or grow your existing flock, check out our chicken coop plans here.

Make It Your Own: Marty’s Expanded Garden Coop, Texas

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Marty used The Garden Coop plans to make this larger version of the design.

Marty and his son Corbin in Texas used The Garden Coop chicken coop plans as a starting point to build a beautiful backyard chicken coop — one that’s a good 60% larger than the original Garden Coop design. Marty was kind enough to share some photos and details, so if you’re looking to build a larger Garden Coop, here’s one way to go about it. (more…)

Make It Your Own: Erica’s Northwest Garden Coop

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Gardener, suburban homesteader, chef, and author of the blog Northwest Edible Life, Erica S. is also the proud keeper of a flock of backyard chickens. And the coop she built to house them (based on The Garden Coop plans) has become a key part of her food garden. (more…)

Make It Your Own: Becker Elementary School, Austin, Texas (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Here’s a quick video tour of a special Garden Coop that will be featured in Austin’s upcoming Funky Chicken Coop Tour, April 7, 2012.

This extra-spacious chicken coop was built by a volunteer from the Becker school community using plans from TheGardenCoop.com and materials purchased with a grant. He modified the design to about double the size, allowing plenty of room for the school’s current flock of thirteen.

According to Cheris, a Becker parent (and chicken keeper herself), the chickens have enhanced just about every part of the curriculum. “We also work in conjunction with The Green Classroom across the street,” Cheris says, “so the kids go to the garden, pick weeds, and bring them over here to feed the chickens. It has been a great experience.”

Kudos to everyone who got this project up and has kept it running. What do you think of the idea of raising chickens and vegetables at school? Share your thoughts with a comment below.

Make It Your Own: Julie and Dave’s Garden Coop (Pleasantville, New York)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Julie and Dave increased the size of their chicken coop built with The Garden Coop plans.

Julie and Dave have a spacious yard in upstate New York and wanted to build their Garden Coop a little larger than what’s outlined in the plan. They made their coop a few feet wider by increasing the width of the three sections by a foot each. They added a couple feet in depth as well. And they moved the full-length people door from the front to the side of the coop. It came out great. (more…)