Make It Your Own: Reva’s Garden Coop “Mini,” Portland, Oregon

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This cute Portland chicken coop was built using The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop plans.

Using one-by-twos, they fashioned a lip to keep the bedding in place.Reva hired a local handyman to build a modified Garden Coop to house her backyard chickens. She sited the coop beneath a large yard tree and reduced its size so that it would fit the space perfectly. Inside the henhouse, she framed in a raised lip around the hens’ entry hole in the floor to keep the litter in place.

Thanks to Reva for the pictures and ideas. Check out our coop plans to build your own stylish chicken coop or tractor. Or click to see more examples of what others are building.

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3 Responses to “Make It Your Own: Reva’s Garden Coop “Mini,” Portland, Oregon”

  1. Bec says:

    I’ll be adding that lip to mine as well I think – fantastic idea!

    Quick question Reva – how did you do the trench around the coop? Mine is to be positioned between two trees and I’m having trouble figuring out how/if I can dig there without damaging the roots.

    • Bec, an effective alternative to trenching is to create a hardware cloth “skirt.” Attach a 2-foot perimeter of hardware cloth around the base of the coop, stake it down, and put turfgrass or mulch over top. This is a good idea in cases where roots are thick or the ground is too rocky to dig up.

  2. Mary says:

    Love the idea of the lip around the hole to keep the litter inside. We will be adding that to our coop!

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