Christine and Andrew’s Chicken Coop from The Garden Coop Plans, Nelson, New Zealand

Christine and Andrew used our metric chicken coop plans to build this stunning Garden Coop in New Zealand.

New Zealand Chicken Coop built from The Garden Coop metric plans

We used orange Perspex, mainly because it looks cool, but also to see if it will encourage the hens to lay throughout the winter because it bathes them in a warm orange light (or drives them nuts. . . time will tell!). We changed the roof to solid Colorsteel because the light here is pretty harsh, and it gets hot in summer.

We have 6 hens: 3 Chinese Silkies, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Silver Spangled Hamburg, and a Plymouth Rock. They have access to free range, but if we are away for the weekend they have plenty of space to stay secure. Next will be to attach a little water tank which will give them free water!

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