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Infographic: How To Build Our Backyard Chicken Coop

December 12th, 2012 · 11 Comments ·

I am flattered that the author of a new chicken book called Henhouse has turned my humble coop-building instructions into this amazing infographic and posted it on This is a slightly simplified version of our coop, with no “chicken Guantanamo” cage underneath, or aviary around it. But after many years of use, this design has served us well and we still heartily endorse it for urban backyards.


Wonderful coop-building infographic by Timothy Sanders. Click to enlarge.

My coop-plans blog post remains very popular– if you have built this coop, or a version of it, I would love to see photos!







art, chickens, urban farming

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