so...what i didn’t mention...is that there was an old coop right in this spot my whole life. it was built in 1915 and it was 35x100 feet. it was old and rotted. i copied its layout. i just didn’t need that size of a coop.
We got our first coop and run from Coops for a Cause here in NH. Part of cost goes to charity. We did however, do a lot of our own 'tricking out', painting it inside and out, putting in different nest boxes and perch, and we leaded the windows to blend with our 250 year old house. We also added onto the run, and did a few more things like adding a punched tin lantern to the outside---The coop has electricity---and all different period style iron hinges.
A few years late we decided to get a goose and 2 ducks. We decided to build a house for them from scratch. We had NEVER built any kind of building before. We had no plans, no kit, no help, and we have sad, old, minimal tools. We drew a sketch on an envelope! We are SO proud of 'my little goose coop'!! Here are a few photos.
THE GOOSE COOP WE BUILT FROM SCRATCH!
We put sheet vinyl remnant on the floor for easy cleaning. Great piece for $12.
We ran an electric line underground ourselves so the coop has electricity.
We painted inside and out and it stays very clean. Hubby made removable custom 'predator screens' in addition to regular for extra protection. I built the batten door from scratch. Our goose is a music-lover so we built a shelf and got her a radio/cassette player for Christmas!