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The Garden Coop + The Basic Coop Chicken Coop Plans, Two eBooks (PDFs), Instant Download, Imperial Units (Feet/Inches)

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This listing is for a combo set that includes both The Garden Coop and The Basic Coop chicken coop plans. Purchase together for a significant savings! You may also purchase them separately, purchase metric versions, and learn more about each design by viewing our other listings.

The Garden Coop and The Basic Coop chicken coop plans give you the foundation — and the freedom — to build a pair of chicken coops perfectly suited for your backyard flock. Whether you're new to keeping chickens or to building, these plans take you closer to raising your own garden-fresh eggs, without turning your backyard into a barnyard.



SOME KEY FEATURES OF EACH DESIGN

The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop:

» Houses up to 8 hens, or customize it for more
» Walk in through the full-sized door
» Spread your wings in the spacious run
» Know your flock is safe with a 360° protection against rodents and predators
» Easily modify the design to suit your flock, climate, and needs
» Offers ample ventilation and light with a unique "open-ceiling" design
» Secure, integrated run with open floor, nice roosts, and grazing area
» Simple cuts, easy-to-find materials, and straightforward coop assembly

The Basic Coop stand-alone chicken coop:

» Ideal for up to 4 standard laying hens
» Offers ample ventilation and light with a secure "open-ceiling" design
» Easy access through the egg door and larger main door
» Fully secured against predators with lockable latches and hardware cloth ceiling
» Works well as a brooder to start your flock
» Fully paintable on all sides
» Perfect for letting your chickens free range within a fenced-in area, or you can attach an automatic door or enclosed run (not included)
» Simple cuts, easy-to-find materials, and straightforward coop assembly



ABOUT THE CHICKEN COOP PLANS THEMSELVES:

» Written for beginners. These 45+ page eBooks include detailed tools and materials lists, measurements, photos, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to show you how to build a coop that you and your chickens will love.

» Include extra details, photos, and construction tips based on years of customer feedback

» 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.)

» Come with email support, directly from the designer


The Garden Coop and The Basic Coop are original, tested designs that have been built by backyard chicken keepers around the world. So when you set out with these plans, you not only get responsive, email support from the designer, but you also enjoy the benefit of the collective knowledge, ideas, and examples from The Garden Coop community of builders.



MORE SPECS AND DETAILS ON THE GARDEN COOP:

SIZE: The outer dimensions of The Garden Coop measure about 10'w x 6'd x 8'h. (You also want to leave about 2-3 feet of working space on all sides.) Inside, the run offers about 50 square feet of space. The henhouse offers 15 square feet, including room for a couple roosts and a double nest box, the instructions for which are included in the plan. You can 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 lumber, hardware cloth, polycarbonate roofing, the siding of your choice, and the hardware to bring it all together. Purchased new, these materials should run you roughly $750-850 USD, pre-tax. A complete materials list is in the plan.

TIME TO BUILD: About 2-3 weekends, if you're working mostly alone. But it's even more fun to build with a partner and/or kids!

TOOLS: This plan is written for 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
» Jig saw (optional, for special curves, e.g., windows)
» Handsaw
» Pair of sawhorses
» Hammer
» Cordless power drill/driver, with various bits
» Level
» Wire snips
» Leather work gloves
» Shovel
» Ladder
» Combination square or speed square for marking crosscuts
» An extra pair of hands, on occasion (best if attached to a strong body)

CLIMATE: You'll find The Garden Coop at home just about everywhere — from sunny Florida, Australia, and Texas to chilly Wisconsin, Alaska, Germany, and even the Rockies (at an altitude of 7,000 feet!). That's because what chickens need most of all is proper ventilation and fresh air. In the winter, the henhouse section of The Garden Coop offers refuge from the bitterest cold, and it's designed so that you can easily add insulation, windows, electric heat, or whatever your climate demands.

For more pictures of The Garden Coop, please view our other listings.



MORE SPECS AND DETAILS ON THE BASIC COOP:

SIZE: The Basic Coop measures about 3'w x 3'd x 4'h at the frame. Add a half foot or so all around for the roof overhang. Inside, the coop offers 9 sq. ft. of floorspace and 48 inches of roost space. There's one nest box indicated in the plan, just right for 4 hens to share.

MATERIALS: The coop can be built primarily of plywood siding or MDO, two-by-two lumber, hardware cloth, polycarbonate roofing, and the hardware to bring it all together. Purchased new, these materials should run you under $200 USD, pre-tax. A complete materials list is in the plan.

TIME TO BUILD: If you've read through the plan and work at a comfortable pace, it can be built in about 4 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:

» Circular saw
» Power drill/driver with assorted bits
» Tape measurer
» Pencil
» Two sawhorses
» Handsaw
» Hammer
» Combination square or speed square
» Two clamps with at least a 3” capacity
» Wire (metal) snips that can handle 19-gauge wire or heavier
» Sanding block and 80-grit (or so) sandpaper
» Paintbrush
» Handbroom and dustpan (helpful)
» Dropcloth (for painting)

CLIMATE: The Basic Coop is right 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 solid protected from drafts. You can add a board above part of the open ceiling or add a flat panel heater or heated waterer if the mercury really dips.

LAYOUT: There are two roosts in The Basic Coop, which also work to support the raised nest box. This "stacked" design lets you hang or set a feeder and waterer where your chickens won't be tempted to perch on them, so food and water stay cleaner. Above the henhouse the open-ceiling design provides critical ventilation and is secured with durable hardware cloth for protection. It's capped with a translucent roof (not clear) that lets in light while providing sheltering and shading your flock.

COOP STYLE: Because this design is for a stand-alone coop, you should also provide plenty of space outside the coop for your flock, as this is important for their overall health. Plan on letting your hens out into a fenced-in day yard or other enclosed space daily. You can install an automatic door for this purpose (not included) or attach an enclosed run (instructions not included). Your chickens will return to the coop to lay their eggs, to get shelter, and to roost at night.

CLEANING: Clean the henhouse from the wide front door. Simply brush the litter out onto the ground or into a shallow box/pan and add new bedding material. How often you do this will depend on the season, the depth of the bedding, and so on. You do a quick cleaning of the nest box from the egg door, or slide the box out altogether for a more complete cleaning.


For more pictures of The Basic Coop, please view our other listings.


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.)


Have other questions? Please get in touch anytime!
This listing is for a combo set that includes both The Garden Coop and The Basic Coop chicken coop plans. Purchase together for a significant savings! You may also purchase them separately, purchase metric versions, and learn more about each design by viewing our other listings.

The Garden Coop and The Basic Coop chicken coop plans give you the foundation — and the freedom — to build a pair of chicken coops perfectly suited for your backyard flock. Whether you're new to keeping chickens or to building, these plans take you closer to raising your own garden-fresh eggs, without turning your backyard into a barnyard.



SOME KEY FEATURES OF EACH DESIGN

The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop:

» Houses up to 8 hens, or customize it for more
» Walk in through the full-sized door
» Spread your wings in the spacious run
» Know your flock is safe with a 360° protection against rodents and predators
» Easily modify the design to suit your flock, climate, and needs
» Offers ample ventilation and light with a unique "open-ceiling" design
» Secure, integrated run with open floor, nice roosts, and grazing area
» Simple cuts, easy-to-find materials, and straightforward coop assembly

The Basic Coop stand-alone chicken coop:

» Ideal for up to 4 standard laying hens
» Offers ample ventilation and light with a secure "open-ceiling" design
» Easy access through the egg door and larger main door
» Fully secured against predators with lockable latches and hardware cloth ceiling
» Works well as a brooder to start your flock
» Fully paintable on all sides
» Perfect for letting your chickens free range within a fenced-in area, or you can attach an automatic door or enclosed run (not included)
» Simple cuts, easy-to-find materials, and straightforward coop assembly



ABOUT THE CHICKEN COOP PLANS THEMSELVES:

» Written for beginners. These 45+ page eBooks include detailed tools and materials lists, measurements, photos, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions to show you how to build a coop that you and your chickens will love.

» Include extra details, photos, and construction tips based on years of customer feedback

» 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.)

» Come with email support, directly from the designer


The Garden Coop and The Basic Coop are original, tested designs that have been built by backyard chicken keepers around the world. So when you set out with these plans, you not only get responsive, email support from the designer, but you also enjoy the benefit of the collective knowledge, ideas, and examples from The Garden Coop community of builders.



MORE SPECS AND DETAILS ON THE GARDEN COOP:

SIZE: The outer dimensions of The Garden Coop measure about 10'w x 6'd x 8'h. (You also want to leave about 2-3 feet of working space on all sides.) Inside, the run offers about 50 square feet of space. The henhouse offers 15 square feet, including room for a couple roosts and a double nest box, the instructions for which are included in the plan. You can 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 lumber, hardware cloth, polycarbonate roofing, the siding of your choice, and the hardware to bring it all together. Purchased new, these materials should run you roughly $750-850 USD, pre-tax. A complete materials list is in the plan.

TIME TO BUILD: About 2-3 weekends, if you're working mostly alone. But it's even more fun to build with a partner and/or kids!

TOOLS: This plan is written for 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
» Jig saw (optional, for special curves, e.g., windows)
» Handsaw
» Pair of sawhorses
» Hammer
» Cordless power drill/driver, with various bits
» Level
» Wire snips
» Leather work gloves
» Shovel
» Ladder
» Combination square or speed square for marking crosscuts
» An extra pair of hands, on occasion (best if attached to a strong body)

CLIMATE: You'll find The Garden Coop at home just about everywhere — from sunny Florida, Australia, and Texas to chilly Wisconsin, Alaska, Germany, and even the Rockies (at an altitude of 7,000 feet!). That's because what chickens need most of all is proper ventilation and fresh air. In the winter, the henhouse section of The Garden Coop offers refuge from the bitterest cold, and it's designed so that you can easily add insulation, windows, electric heat, or whatever your climate demands.

For more pictures of The Garden Coop, please view our other listings.



MORE SPECS AND DETAILS ON THE BASIC COOP:

SIZE: The Basic Coop measures about 3'w x 3'd x 4'h at the frame. Add a half foot or so all around for the roof overhang. Inside, the coop offers 9 sq. ft. of floorspace and 48 inches of roost space. There's one nest box indicated in the plan, just right for 4 hens to share.

MATERIALS: The coop can be built primarily of plywood siding or MDO, two-by-two lumber, hardware cloth, polycarbonate roofing, and the hardware to bring it all together. Purchased new, these materials should run you under $200 USD, pre-tax. A complete materials list is in the plan.

TIME TO BUILD: If you've read through the plan and work at a comfortable pace, it can be built in about 4 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:

» Circular saw
» Power drill/driver with assorted bits
» Tape measurer
» Pencil
» Two sawhorses
» Handsaw
» Hammer
» Combination square or speed square
» Two clamps with at least a 3” capacity
» Wire (metal) snips that can handle 19-gauge wire or heavier
» Sanding block and 80-grit (or so) sandpaper
» Paintbrush
» Handbroom and dustpan (helpful)
» Dropcloth (for painting)

CLIMATE: The Basic Coop is right 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 solid protected from drafts. You can add a board above part of the open ceiling or add a flat panel heater or heated waterer if the mercury really dips.

LAYOUT: There are two roosts in The Basic Coop, which also work to support the raised nest box. This "stacked" design lets you hang or set a feeder and waterer where your chickens won't be tempted to perch on them, so food and water stay cleaner. Above the henhouse the open-ceiling design provides critical ventilation and is secured with durable hardware cloth for protection. It's capped with a translucent roof (not clear) that lets in light while providing sheltering and shading your flock.

COOP STYLE: Because this design is for a stand-alone coop, you should also provide plenty of space outside the coop for your flock, as this is important for their overall health. Plan on letting your hens out into a fenced-in day yard or other enclosed space daily. You can install an automatic door for this purpose (not included) or attach an enclosed run (instructions not included). Your chickens will return to the coop to lay their eggs, to get shelter, and to roost at night.

CLEANING: Clean the henhouse from the wide front door. Simply brush the litter out onto the ground or into a shallow box/pan and add new bedding material. How often you do this will depend on the season, the depth of the bedding, and so on. You do a quick cleaning of the nest box from the egg door, or slide the box out altogether for a more complete cleaning.


For more pictures of The Basic Coop, please view our other listings.


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.)


Have other questions? Please get in touch 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.

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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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