(Chicken wire on roof gaps to keep rodents out)
(Rock barrier around coop for extra predator protection - I am paranoid)
Step 7: Attach the run
(Plastic roof on run to keep girls dry)
Total footprint is 4x16.
Things I like:
I like the looks a lot.
Easy to get in and out of.
I really like the linoluem floor and hinged roost. Makes cleaning very easy.
The window is great!
The girls seem to be very happy!!!
Barred Rock (Ethel) not pictured
Things I would do differently.
Build an attached nest box for more coop space. (I still may do this on the east end of the coop).
I would not slope the roof so steep. It does match the barn but I would like more height in the north end.
Make the run tall enough for me to get in and out of.
Start out with a rough sketch, but be willing and ready to change things on the fly. I was very surprised by the lack of plans on the internet, but I think I understand why now. People just don't use them for chicken coops. All they really amount to is a sketch of what you want the coop to look like and incorporate. I know very few people (myself included) that created a real plan. Backyard Chickens was my plan. I looked at every coop page on here and incorporated things from many of them.