Hello, I am new to this forum, and I want to know about garage coops. Background: my grandfather lived in a subdivision, even back in the 50s. He had a setup where he had a small door cut in the wall of his garage. He had a outside run along the wall of the garage. At night, he would usher the chickens through the hole in the wall and they would spend the night in a wooden box in the garage. This was in Pennsylvania. Today, I have a two car detached garage in Texas. I live in a deed restricted subdivision. I already have talked to the critical neighbor, who is closest and also with the local police. He was very supportive. I should really make friends with the people behind me as well. I recently came into posession of 5 Australorps, which I chose because certain online resources said they were "quiet" and laid 5 eggs a week, as well as other desirable features. I'm not wedded to the breed. My lot isnt that big, but I have a great possible setup because next to my detached garage I have an existing fenced in run that is about 175 sq ft, plenty of room to let the girls stretch their legs. This run is on the "far side of the garage" on the lot line. Back to the point, I would like to build a box in my garage to house the girls at night and during inclement weather. I intend to use the deep litter method to keep the smell under control. It sounds like it works very well at that. However, when I searched on "garage coop" and even on "garage" I didn't see anything directly pertaining to this idea. I'm not a stranger to forums and I try to find what I want before I post any questions. I know its been done because my grandfather did it, but, it doesn't seem very common. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this? I am going to build my garage coop this week, out of some spare industrial shelving racks, chicken wire, and plywood.