Shane reversed the slope of his Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop roof (angling it down towards the front rather than the rear) so that he could position the coop against an existing shed in his Iowa garden.
I used your plans to help me build my Garden Coop, which I literally put in the garden so that I could easily feed the birds garden scraps. The roof is made of recycled metal and put on backward for rain/snow purposes. I also attached the coop directly to the shed to give the hens a cool foundation to press against on warm days. The window was added for my kid’s entertainment.
I am a Lutheran pastor, and the coop has been a hit with my rural Iowa congregation. Many members offered “parts” to the effort, and many Sundays I find children around the coop admiring our birds, especially our two white-capped black Polish chicks.
Your instructions were easy to use and I actually did the entire project with a skilsaw and cordless drill. I was amazed how simple it really was to complete. Thanks for giving our birdkeeping a great start. Now, just to wait for the eggs!
Thanks to Shane for sending in his picture and comments. If you’ve found his tips useful, please leave a comment and let him know.