Dale sent us pictures of his amazing garden and chicken coop he built using The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop plans. Among many other additions, he built the henhouse walls to the ground on three sides, attached attractive outboard nesting boxes, and added rectangular windows to the henhouse. The rest of the post is from Dale. . .
My Garden Coop chicken coop build
It’s a great coop, and I have a couple of friends that got your plans too. Over the years I have made improvements based on specific needs such as the gravity-fed auto water system I plumbed in for when I’m gone or busy, electricity for lighting and to scare away raccoons, and the wall heater for the few days when it’s below freezing.
More recently, I added a nice chicken run to match the coop, have made improvements on my automatic waterer, and am working on converting from electric to solar. I am getting more into raising chickens from eggs and giving away some of my chickens every year to schools. Seems that is a trend in rural areas.
I also did my own chicken coop hangout video spoofing a liquor commercial
External nesting boxes and bench. . .
Automatic waterer. The first picture is the original design, then Dale improved it by adding insulation, a plywood cover to keep chickens from roosting on the pipe and soiling the water, and decorative flagstones in the bottom instead of pebbles.
Heat lamp and lights in the henhouse. . .
Additional run added to the chicken coop. . .
Plants and landscaping around the coop. . .
What a great chicken coop and garden! Thanks to Dale for sharing his photos and notes. If you like what he’s done, please let him know with a comment below.