In this seventh installment of the Krewe of Coops, I’m excited to show off five examples of our latest and largest coop design, The Garden Loft Large Walk-in Chicken Coop. . .
Coop 1: Danny’s Garden Loft, Knoxville, Tennessee
“I slowly built The Garden Loft coop over about four months and our chickens are loving it. You have every detail laid out so well, even I was able to build this thing! I was impressed by the foresight in the plans every step of the way.”
“We just changed a few things for our purposes. Since we started with only five young pullets, we have just one roost bar inside and out. I made a makeshift ladder roost to go inside with the higher roost bar. I also added a pop door for the chickens on the right side near the front.”
Coop 2: Elizabeth’s “Flegg Fortress” Chicken Coop, Shirley, Massachusetts
“Thanks for a great plan and hardware kit! It was easy to follow and largely possible to do solo, though I roped my husband into helping when he was available, especially for setting the walls and for tedious things like hammering in the hardware cloth staples. If I ever build an addition or another coop, I will invest in a power tool for that! 😉 I started the first weekend of April and finished the first weekend of May, and I added a split flange for a garden hose that I threaded through the wall for a chicken fountain.”
Coop 3: Julie and Steve’s Summer Vacation, Wrentham, Massachusetts
“We took a week off to build our Garden Loft, and it took that plus about six weekends to complete it due to weather not cooperating. We considered this our summer vacation — money well spent. I am truly amazed by the level of work you put into creating these plans and kit. We feel pretty comfortable after building this that we could take on most projects!”
Coop 4: Scott and Courtney’s Backyard Garden Loft, Washington State
“We and the chickens love it!”
Coop 5: Deanna’s DIY Chicken Coop from The Garden Loft Plans, Waitsfield, Vermont
“What a fun project! I’ve never built anything other than IKEA furniture and baby toys/cribs, so this was a little intimidating, but your plans were so well written and thought out that I didn’t ever feel something wouldn’t get done.”
“I’m a 4’11” mom of five, so if I can do this, anyone can! Thank you for your kit as well, that made the process so much faster.”
A big thanks to all who shared their pictures and ideas to this seventh ride of the Krewe of Coops. Like what they’ve built? Have a personal favorite? Let us know with a comment below.
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