So, not exactly a coop build as my father gifted us with a shed, but I will be turning the shed into a coop, so I thought I’d documents what we will be doing to make it ours. A bit about us, my husband was in the military for 22 years and this is the 15th home that we’ve lived in together. We’ve spent the last 5 years researching what we wanted to build and where. Two years ago we purchased 11 acres outside of Waco, Texas between the Brazos and Bosque rivers (the B’s). Since my husband will be raising bees we decided to call our home “Between the Bees Farm & Brewery”. We also plan on chickens (of course), goats, a vineyard, an orchard, and a garden. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we have the next few decades to get it done! The first thing we decided on was a location for the coop. We looked a shade, proximity to water/electricity, prevailing winds, drainage, ease of access, and a few other criteria. There were five sites that made sense, but the one that fit the criteria best was this one: You are looking down our sidewalk, across the driveway, to the site we chose. There was a structure further back into the woods at one point, but what you can see of it is the last wall standing. So we first needed to clear out a large enough spot for the coop and run.