Has anyone experienced this? I guess it did not even really occur to me that a well kept, clean sturdy coop and run could take away from your value. We are refinancing our home and today we had our appraisal. They came out, did the inside and went out to take pics. I glanced outside and saw the guy taking pictures of my actual chicken coop. Not the 40x20 run like standing a few feet away from the coop taking pictures. Is that really THAT big of a deal? It's an adorable little barn red coop. Everything is clean, matches and nothing is 'ghetto' looking. LOL It's hidden from street view, if we moved we'd take it down and with us just like a swing set or anything else that is a personal possession. I guess I just thought it was weird that he ignored our huge garden but took coop pics. Has anyone ever had an issue with it lowering your home's worth? ------------------------------------------ So, we had our appraisal. Not good. We have done some really good improvements and upgrades to the house and the market here is good. We were completely blindsided to find out that not only was our appraisal lower than we need it was actually lower than last year when this was a vacant foreclosure in need of serious TLC. Huh?!! SO, really the only thing we can think of is the coop. Super bummed. Last year the house appraised for $113,000. We needed it to come in at $121,000 which is not unreasonable with the upgrades (slate backsplash, new kitchen,laundry and bath floors, entire house painted, updated light fixtures, hardware, faucets, shutters, brand new central heat and air unit, new duct work,etc) so to hear back that it only appraised for $108,000 has us thinking that all the good was outweighed by our big 'chicken run' that takes up almost the whole back yard I really hope not. Still waiting on my copy. We'll probably dispute the appraisal no matter what the report says.