Posts tagged with ‘Roof Slope’


Make It Your Own: “Krewe of Coops” Virtual Chicken Coop Tour No. 8 — A Dozen Garden Coops

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Large chicken coop from do it yourself instruction plans
In this eighth installment of the Krewe of Coops, we’re featuring a dozen examples of The Garden Coop backyard chicken coop design from all across the country. Enjoy! (more…)

Make It Your Own: “Krewe of Coops” Virtual Chicken Coop Tour, No. 5 — Nine Garden Coops with Clever Modifications and Accessories

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Chickens on roost
Ideas are tested and problems solved in this fifth installment of the Krewe of Coops, featuring nine coop examples from customers who’ve personalized The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop design with clever modifications or accessories. Enjoy the ride!  (more…)

Make It Your Own: Anna and Chris’s Barrel Vault Garden Coop, Seattle, Washington

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Curved roof on this Seattle chicken coop, built with The Garden Coop plans.

Anna and Chris’s modern Seattle home is topped with a striking barrel-vault roof. So why not build a chicken coop to match? After much research, a few sketches, plans and feedback from, the careful work of a local carpenter, and some personal touches, they got just what they wanted. The rest of this post comes from them. . .


Make It Your Own: Shane’s Iowa Garden Coop

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

The roof of the coop angles away from the nearby shed to prevent moisture problems at the foundation.

Shane reversed the slope of his Garden 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.