I'm the designer of The Garden Coop, The Garden Ark, and The Basic Coop chicken coops and the author of the blog Coop Thoughts, where I post about coop construction, chicken keeping, and related topics. I live with my family in Portland, Oregon — a great city and an inspiring place to be for urban chicken keeping. We have a growing flock, now totaling 8 hens, representing a variety of breeds. My kids have to remind me which is which. If you've built one of my coop designs, thank you! I hope you love yours as much as we do ours.