Chicken coop with cedar siding and shortened run

Make It Your Own: Michael’s Seattle Backyard Chicken Coop with Cedar Siding and Windows

Chicken coop with cedar siding and shortened run

Michael and family in Seattle built a modified version of the The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop to fit their backyard and needs. I particularly like the woodwork on this coop, like the tapers he cut into the ends of the purlins, the alternating corners on the siding, and the added depth and angle on the rafter tails. Michael sent us some great notes and several photos of their handiwork. Here they are:  Read More

Modified larger egg door on a Garden Coop in Chicago

Make It Your Own: Ying’s Chicago Chicken Coop Build

Ying made a wonderful addition to her Chicago backyard using the Garden Coop full-height chicken coop plans, modifying the design to have a peaked roof. The rest of the post comes from her. . . . 

Wood frame of backyard chicken coop in Chicago

Building my backyard chicken coop

I bought your Garden Coop chicken coop plans back in the second week of June and started working on it right away. I finished in early August and wanted to share with you the fruits of my labor!

It was very daunting to see some 30+ pages after I purchased your coop plans and downloaded it, but I was determined to see it through. I thought if other women could do it, why not me?

I deviated from the plan and added my own alterations, but I used the main frame which gave me a fantastic foundation.  Read More

Make It Your Own: Abby and John’s Garden Coop (Lafayette, California)

California backyard chicken coop built with The Garden Coop chicken coop plans

Abby and John used The Garden Coop chicken coop plans to build this gorgeous coop for their California backyard. It’s a wonderful example of how something as functional as a chicken coop, when done right, can add beauty to an already beautiful outdoor garden space.

I’ve actually been meaning to post this coop profile for some time, so without further delay. . . Read More