Chook house and chicken coop plans - The Garden Coop and The Garden Ark



Our collection of original chicken coop and run plans make it easy
to build and customise the perfect backyard poultry pen:


The Garden Coop walk-in coop and run plans  

The Garden Coop Chicken Coop Plans

  • » Keep up to 8 hens or customise for more
  • » Walk in through the full-sized door
  • » Know your flock is safe all around from foxes, rodents, and other predators
  • » Easily modify to suit your flock and needs
  • » Measures about 3m(w) x 1.8(d) x 2.4(h)
  • » Metric version is available


The Garden Loft large walk-in coop and run plans


The Garden Loft Large Chicken Coop Plans

  • » Our largest design, offering twice the space of The Garden Coop
  • » Keep up to 16 hens, or add day run space to keep even more
  • » Full-width, waist-high henhouse integrated with spacious run
  • » Know your flock is safe all around from predators and pests
  • » Includes four nest boxes, generous roosting space, and plenty of room to add storage or other features
  • » Measures about 3.6m(h) x 2.75(d) x 2.6(h)
  • » Plans include metric and imperial units


The Garden Ark mobile chicken coop plans  

The Garden Ark Chicken Coop Plans

  • » Keep up to 3 hens
  • » Move it around for grazing and/or fertilising your garden. It's portable — and it has wheels!
  • » Know your flock is safe with tough protection against predators
  • » Measures about .9m(w) x 1.8(d) x 1.2(h)
  • » Metric version is available



The Basic Coop Plans


Basic Coop Chicken Coop Plans
  • » Keep up to 4 hens
  • » Efficient design optimises materials and space — can be built for under $200
  • » Stands alone in a fenced-in area or free-range yard — or attach an enclosed run
  • » A starter coop you can grow with
  • » Measures about 1m(w) x 1(d) x 1.2(h)
  • » Plans include metric and imperial units



The Garden Run Plans

The Garden Run Plans
  • » Expand your coop or hutch — a little or a lot
  • » Secure your hens' day run all around
  • » Grow herbs or succulents in a raised, permeable garden bed
  • » Provide beauty and shade with a walk-in pergola
  • » Connects easily to all our coop designs — or to any coop or hutch
  • » Plans include metric and imperial units





Designed in America. Built in the UK. . . by you!

As more and more people are discovering the fun of keeping chickens in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, the same thing is happening in cities across America.

We created our chicken coop and run plans in Portland, Oregon, a progressive city in the American Northwest with a strong tradition of urban agriculture and sustainability. Since we've introduced these plans online, people around the world have discovered just how easy it can be to build a stylish chicken coop for their backyard garden or allotment plot.



You can build your own urban chicken coop. Really.

Secure chicken coop design for even the most fox prone areasOur city-friendly coop and run plans combine simplicity of construction with a refreshing modern style rarely seen in do-it-yourself backyard chicken coops. These coops are designed right. So whether you're new to chickens or carpentry, you'll get the most out of raising your own garden-fresh eggs — without turning your backyard into a barnyard.

» You shop for or recycle the materials (list included).
» You modify the coop design however you like.
» You build it.

The satisfaction is all yours. Guaranteed.



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What They're Saying About Our Chicken Coop and Run Plans


"My husband built The Garden Coop over three weekends. I absolutely love everything about it, and the chickens seem very happy with their new digs. The directions were clear and accurate, and we appreciated all the detail. This is my 35th birthday present, and it is an awesome gift!" —Terris C., California, USA


"I am impressed by your designs. (I actually bought plans for both the coop and ark, because I just could not decide which to build!) Thanks a bunch for the quick feedback on my questions. Much appreciated." —Blair, Melbourne, Australia

Australian built chicken coop using DIY plans
Read more about Blair's Garden Ark chicken tractor here.


"We were quite pleased when we stumbled upon The Garden Coop website, and it didn't take long for us to make the purchase of the plans and get started on our coop. We found your metric instructions very straightforward to follow and easily adapted to our particular needs. I would not have said I was a skilled craftsperson at the outset of building the coop, and I have learnt many new skills and techniques along the way. As a result I would happily recommend your plans to anyone looking at building their own coop." —Robert, Bendigo, Australia

"I was able to understand the plans and build with basically no experience. Other plans require skills, tools, and materials that aren't readily available to a lay person." —Dondi B., Idaho, USA



Read more customer reviews of our coop plans.

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Poultry Keeping Resources in the U.K.

The Poultry Pages – Help and information on keeping chickens and other poultry at home with a helpful chat forum to answer your questions, bookshop, and more.

Chicken Keeping Guide – Great information from Directgov on keeping chickens in England and Wales, including links to local councils and tips for selection, care, and protection of your garden flock.





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