by Joy Mazeikas
Photos by author
This coop was built around two sides of a six foot fence. It’s not your eyes.., the coop does lean a bit one way because we had to build around the very large roots of the fir tree to the left. Our town was in the process of revising a local City Chicken ordinance, so we started with a smaller sleeping house for The Girls, and when the process was completed, we made a more permanent structure. The orginal “sleeping house” sits inside this more-secure frame. The front of the frame was repurposed from pieces of the original chicken run.
I am a Master Gardener, so when I set out with my “plan’, I covered the roof with fiberglass so we could use the top of the sleeping house to start seedlings in the Spring.