Originally Posted by Buckaroohens
Is it bad that I've been dreaming about chicken coop plans every night since we decided to start a flock? Insanity.
So, I have a question...does anyone have experience with building a coop based on the plans from fresheggsdaily? Here is a link to her plans https://www.etsy.com/listing/76006914/chicken-coop-plans-new-england-cape?ref=shop_home_feat_2
If you don't have experience directly with such a coop, can you take a peek at it and just let me know what you think? Would that be sturdy enough for southeastern PA weather? If I do go that route, I might raise the coop up higher on 2x4's. Would it be possible to attach a tall run (tall enough to walk around in) to that coop? Thanks for your input!
No, not bad.....completely understandable.
There's a lot to learn before building, I suggest you take a lot of time and design your own instead of buying plans.
Most the plans are as inappropriate as the pre-made coops.
That plan might be great for 3-4 maybe 5 chickens, but could be a nightmare for the keeper.....
.......I would not want to clean my coop by lifting the half the roof up.
Agrees a walk-in coop is much easier to deal with, especially in a harsh winter climate.
If you're not handy enough to fully build a small building, maybe buying a shed and adding roosts, nests, pop doors and such would be the way to go.
There's lots of different ways to keep chickens, that's just my opinion.