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The Garden Ark Mobile chicken coop plans tell you everything you need to know to build a portable chicken "tractor" for your small backyard flock. Whether you're new to chickens or to building, these plans get you closer to those garden-fresh eggs — without turning your backyard into a barnyard.


Some key features of The Garden Ark design:

» Ideal for 3 standard laying hens
» Offers ample ventilation and light with a unique "open" roof design
» Easy access through the egg door and larger double doors
» Know your flock is safe with tough protection against predators
» Move it around for grazing and/or fertilizing your garden (it has wheels!)
» Measures about 3'w x 6'd x 4'h
» Fits perfectly in the bed of a small pickup
» Simple cuts, easy-to-find materials, and straightforward coop assembly
» Hardware quick kit available (see our other listings)


About the chicken coop plan itself:

» Written for beginners. This 45-page e-book includes a detailed tools and materials list, measurements, photos, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to show you how to build a coop both you and your chickens will love.
» Compatible with iPad and other PDF-friendly tablets, phones, and readers
» Password protected for security. You will receive your password after checkout. (Visit your Etsy Purchases page and click the Download button next to the order.)
» Comes with email support, directly from the designer.


The Garden Ark is a proven, modern design that's been built by backyard chicken enthusiasts around the world since 2009. With these plans, you not only get responsive, email support from the designer, but you also enjoy the benefit of the knowledge, ideas, and examples of a large community of fellow builders.


More specs and details:

SIZE: The Garden Ark measures about 3'w x 6'd x 4'h at the frame. Add a half foot or so all around for the upper dimensions, including the roof overhang. Inside, the ark offers 7+ sq. ft. in the henhouse and 15 sq. ft. in the run. There's one nest box indicated in the plan, just right for 3 hens to share. You can also build exterior nest boxes with our free online plans, the link to which you'll find in your eBook.

MATERIALS: The coop is made primarily of two-by-two lumber, hardware cloth, polycarbonate roofing, plywood siding, and the hardware to bring it all together. Purchased new, these materials should run you roughly $250-300 USD, pre-tax. A complete materials list is in the plan. Also, see our other listings for a pre-packaged hardware quick kit.

TIME TO BUILD: If you've read through the plan and work at a comfortable pace, it can be built in about 5 or 6 days. This includes time for shopping, sanding, cutting, sealing/painting, and assembling. If you add your own customizations, it may take a little longer.

TOOLS: The plan is written for complete beginners. The cuts are all straightforward (no tricky angles to measure), and the tools are pretty standard ones that you likely either have or can easily borrow or buy. Here's the tool list from the plan:

» Tape measure
» Pencil
» Circular saw
» Handsaw
» Pair of sawhorses
» Hammer
» Cordless power drill/driver, with various bits
» Adjustable wrench
» Two clamps (3" capacity)
» Sandpaper, power sander optional
» Paintbrush
» Wire snips
» Leather work gloves and eye/ear protection
» Combination square or speed square for marking crosscuts
» An extra pair of hands, on occasion

CLIMATE: You'll find The Garden Ark at home just about anywhere. That's because what chickens need most of all is proper ventilation and fresh air. In the winter, the henhouse offers a cozy place protected from drafts. It's easy to wrap the run for more warmth or add a flat panel heater or heated waterer if the mercury really dips.

OPEN FLOOR: This is the real advantage of a chicken tractor, right? The ability to move the chickens around so they can graze, till, and fertilize your veggie gardens or yard. I have many tips to share on how to incorporate this coop into your backyard garden, including building garden beds that you set the coop right on top of.


NOTE: The Garden Coop LLC is the legal copyright holder of the content on this shop and in our plans, including all designs, photos, descriptions, and text. It is intended solely for the use of the purchaser and may be printed for personal use only. No images or content from this Etsy shop or our eBooks and plans may be published, resold, shared, or distributed without written consent from the copyright holder. (That's us.)


More questions? Please convo me anytime!
The Garden Ark Mobile chicken coop plans tell you everything you need to know to build a portable chicken "tractor" for your small backyard flock. Whether you're new to chickens or to building, these plans get you closer to those garden-fresh eggs — without turning your backyard into a barnyard.


Some key features of The Garden Ark design:

» Ideal for 3 standard laying hens
» Offers ample ventilation and light with a unique "open" roof design
» Easy access through the egg door and larger double doors
» Know your flock is safe with tough protection against predators
» Move it around for grazing and/or fertilizing your garden (it has wheels!)
» Measures about 3'w x 6'd x 4'h
» Fits perfectly in the bed of a small pickup
» Simple cuts, easy-to-find materials, and straightforward coop assembly
» Hardware quick kit available (see our other listings)


About the chicken coop plan itself:

» Written for beginners. This 45-page e-book includes a detailed tools and materials list, measurements, photos, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to show you how to build a coop both you and your chickens will love.
» Compatible with iPad and other PDF-friendly tablets, phones, and readers
» Password protected for security. You will receive your password after checkout. (Visit your Etsy Purchases page and click the Download button next to the order.)
» Comes with email support, directly from the designer.


The Garden Ark is a proven, modern design that's been built by backyard chicken enthusiasts around the world since 2009. With these plans, you not only get responsive, email support from the designer, but you also enjoy the benefit of the knowledge, ideas, and examples of a large community of fellow builders.


More specs and details:

SIZE: The Garden Ark measures about 3'w x 6'd x 4'h at the frame. Add a half foot or so all around for the upper dimensions, including the roof overhang. Inside, the ark offers 7+ sq. ft. in the henhouse and 15 sq. ft. in the run. There's one nest box indicated in the plan, just right for 3 hens to share. You can also build exterior nest boxes with our free online plans, the link to which you'll find in your eBook.

MATERIALS: The coop is made primarily of two-by-two lumber, hardware cloth, polycarbonate roofing, plywood siding, and the hardware to bring it all together. Purchased new, these materials should run you roughly $250-300 USD, pre-tax. A complete materials list is in the plan. Also, see our other listings for a pre-packaged hardware quick kit.

TIME TO BUILD: If you've read through the plan and work at a comfortable pace, it can be built in about 5 or 6 days. This includes time for shopping, sanding, cutting, sealing/painting, and assembling. If you add your own customizations, it may take a little longer.

TOOLS: The plan is written for complete beginners. The cuts are all straightforward (no tricky angles to measure), and the tools are pretty standard ones that you likely either have or can easily borrow or buy. Here's the tool list from the plan:

» Tape measure
» Pencil
» Circular saw
» Handsaw
» Pair of sawhorses
» Hammer
» Cordless power drill/driver, with various bits
» Adjustable wrench
» Two clamps (3" capacity)
» Sandpaper, power sander optional
» Paintbrush
» Wire snips
» Leather work gloves and eye/ear protection
» Combination square or speed square for marking crosscuts
» An extra pair of hands, on occasion

CLIMATE: You'll find The Garden Ark at home just about anywhere. That's because what chickens need most of all is proper ventilation and fresh air. In the winter, the henhouse offers a cozy place protected from drafts. It's easy to wrap the run for more warmth or add a flat panel heater or heated waterer if the mercury really dips.

OPEN FLOOR: This is the real advantage of a chicken tractor, right? The ability to move the chickens around so they can graze, till, and fertilize your veggie gardens or yard. I have many tips to share on how to incorporate this coop into your backyard garden, including building garden beds that you set the coop right on top of.


NOTE: The Garden Coop LLC is the legal copyright holder of the content on this shop and in our plans, including all designs, photos, descriptions, and text. It is intended solely for the use of the purchaser and may be printed for personal use only. No images or content from this Etsy shop or our eBooks and plans may be published, resold, shared, or distributed without written consent from the copyright holder. (That's us.)


More questions? Please convo me anytime!

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We want you to have the best chicken coop and accessories for you and your chickens. If you are not completely satisfied, let us know within 30 days, and we will fix any issues or refund your money, less any shipping costs included in the initial price. Email us at info@thegardencoop.com for more details and to request a refund.

Additional policies

Some legal stuff here, just to remind you to BE SAFE and HAVE FUN:

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. Our plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. The Garden Coop LLC makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy, suitability, or safety of the information contained on the site or in the plans.

By using the information or ordering our plans and products you expressly acknowledge having read and understood this disclaimer and the waivers contained in it, and you agree to hold The Garden Coop LLC, its owners, employees, and agents or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of this site or the plans harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind to you or any person that might result from your use of or reliance upon the information or from any errors, omissions, or other causes.

Make sure to follow all manufacturers’ instructions when using tools, materials, or equipment—and use the appropriate protective devices when building, such as workgloves, eye and ear protection, boots, etc. Know what you can handle physically as well, and work within your limits.

Finally, The Garden Coop LLC is the legal copyright holder of the content on this ship and in our plans, including all designs, photos, descriptions, and text. It is intended solely for the use of the purchaser and may be printed for personal use only. No images or content from this Etsy shop or our eBooks and plans may be published, resold, shared, or distributed without written consent from the copyright holder. (That's us.)

Please get in touch if you have any questions. :)
Some legal stuff here, just to remind you to BE SAFE and HAVE FUN:

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. Our plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. The Garden Coop LLC makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy, suitability, or safety of the information contained on the site or in the plans.

By using the information or ordering our plans and products you expressly acknowledge having read and understood this disclaimer and the waivers contained in it, and you agree to hold The Garden Coop LLC, its owners, employees, and agents or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of this site or the plans harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind to you or any person that might result from your use of or reliance upon the information or from any errors, omissions, or other causes.

Make sure to follow all manufacturers’ instructions when using tools, materials, or equipment—and use the appropriate protective devices when building, such as workgloves, eye and ear protection, boots, etc. Know what you can handle physically as well, and work within your limits.

Finally, The Garden Coop LLC is the legal copyright holder of the content on this ship and in our plans, including all designs, photos, descriptions, and text. It is intended solely for the use of the purchaser and may be printed for personal use only. No images or content from this Etsy shop or our eBooks and plans may be published, resold, shared, or distributed without written consent from the copyright holder. (That's us.)

Please get in touch if you have any questions. :)

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