Long before the chickens, there were coop sketches.
Lots and lots of coop sketches,
all over the kitchen table, the floor... many many sketches.
I wanted to design a coop that would look nice in the backyard. It needed to be safe and spacious, easy to clean, something that wouldn't cost a fortune.
I gleaned ideas from sites like Backyard Chickens, which has a huge photo gallery of coops.
I built it in the garage, one side at a time, and assembled it outside in April.