“Krewe of Coops” Chicken Coop Tour, No. 14 — Fifteen (Anything But) Basic Chicken Coops

Basic chicken coop painted green with pink and light blue decorative flowers and attached enclosed chicken run

When we named our stand-alone chicken coop design “The Basic Coop,” we meant it purely as a compliment. The design is basic, of course, in that it’s easy to build and easy to afford.

But that simplicity makes it a great starting point to extend, customize, and create the perfect housing for your small backyard flock. In this sense, The Basic Coop design is anything but basic. These fifteen customer builds will show you what I mean. . . .

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North Carolina do it yourself large chicken coop from plans

Make It Your Own: The Swifts’ Backyard Chicken Coop from The Garden Loft Plans (aka “The Loft for Our Eggstraordinary Ladies”)

North Carolina do it yourself large chicken coop from plans

Caity and family built and customized a beautiful Garden Coop a few years ago for their backyard flock in North Carolina, full of added features and decorative touches. Now they’ve completed yet another amazing coop — a Garden Loft Large Walk-in Chicken Coop that outshines even their earlier masterpiece. The rest of this post comes directly from Caity. . . .

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Brothers holding their laying hens.

Make It Your Own: Kristopher & Family’s Spokane Chicken Coop Built Using The Garden Coop Plans

Spokane chicken coop with blue trip.

Kristopher and his family in Spokane, Washington, built a beautiful chicken coop using our Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop plans as a guide. I love the attention to detail, for instance, in their choice of hinges, ladder construction, dark blue trim, and neatly attached hardware cloth. They also added a nifty PVC feeder they can fill from outside the coop.  Read More