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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Final Coop Plans

The Coop designs changed and changed and changed again - thanks to all who gave me feedback! Basically, many of the changes occurred based on further and further education. It may seem obvious, but if you are planning on starting to raise chicks -its not enough to explore chicken coop building texts and plans- I highly encourage reading as much as you can, (NOT just about coop plans but) about chicken behavior, needs and space requirements. Helpful sites were the Manna Pro Webinar, MyPet Chicken.com's free Chick raising guide, and Backyard Chickens Coop Designs.

This final design may seem the most traditional of all, but why mess with a tried and true working design? This little elevated cottage will provide extra shaded run space below the coop (and include a ramp that is not shown here) and will be an attractive little fairytale-like structure for my yard. Since chickens provide such great garden fertilizer the run you see on the right may be duplicated on the left and therefore alternated with extra garden space on alternating years.

final coop design by m. diaz Complete Final Coop design integrated into yard by m. diaz

Reader Comments (7)

oh, i like it. super cute. i can't wait to help paint it!

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

i really want a chicken named after me...i want her to be sassy. i love the look of this cooper more the others esp bcause of the colors. miss u..btw im coming over soon.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterluisita

You are brilliant. Love the coop. Love it.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie


June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

Ms. Diaz this design is beautiful
also how is the coop going?

June 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

If more people knew just how rewarding it was to build a small chicken coop and provide eggs for themselves and their families everybody would be doing it! Regardless of how many eggs you’re trying to produce you can build your own coop to satisfy your needs, and with the right help building that coop just gets easier and easier.

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I'm in love with this coop!!! Could you possibly send me the blueprint and what was needed. I found this on pinterest but I don't see instruction. My email is ealfred@marykay.com

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

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