Here were the goals while building this chicken coop:
- I wanted to build it once, so going too cheap on materials just to have it rot was not an option.
- It had to look good and be something I was proud of and NOT something that I wanted to hide from my neighbors.
- Due to the investment I wanted it to 'give back' besides providing shelter for my chickens. Creating a garden roof on the coop was my solution to making it multi-functional and 'giving back' in the form of garden produce.
- Halfway into the design I realized that there was a void in the chicken coop market of modern looking chicken coops. So I adjusted my design to be modular so construction time was faster and could be a somewhat assembly line. It could also adapt to the many funky yard spaces that everyone has.
Eggs easily collected through the side hatch.