The Half-Height Design
Measuring about 5'wide x 3'deep x 4-1/2'high with a footprint of 15 square feet, the run provides shade and a secure, varied habitat for your chickens. It connects to just about any coop. Build one or more as designed or use the plans to jump start your own creativity! Keep in mind, rainwater drains into the run below just as if it were open-air. If you prefer, you can build the corrugated roof described in the plans instead of the garden top. Each unit in the Garden Run series is built atop a secure foundation to protect your flock from digging pests and predators. Note: This chicken run is not meant to be your chickens' primary shelter. You will still need to attach a coop or hen house.
All materials are standard and easy to find. Budget about $200 for the Half-Height design ($140 if you leave off the garden top) and $70 for the optional corrugated roof.
Tools Needed: Circular saw or miter saw, power drill/driver and a few drill bits, tape measurer, level (helpful for larger configurations), pencil, pair of sawhorses, handsaw (helpful for quick cuts), hammer, combination or speed square, a couple clamps with a 3” capacity, wire/metal snips for 19-gauge wire or heavier, sandpaper or a power sander, paintbrush, drop cloth, pneumatic stapler with compressor (optional, but helpful for larger configurations), heavy-duty staple gun (optional, for securing landscape fabric to garden top), scissors for cutting landscape fabric for garden top, and a shovel and wheelbarrow for filling it with planting medium
These detailed plans come as a downloadable 53-page, full-color PDF ebook, written for beginners. Tools and materials, measurements, cuts, techniques, connections, how to build a pop door, sample configurations -- everything's spelled out with step-by-step instructions and dozens of illustrations, pictures, and tips. Both U.S. (feet/inches) and metric (mm) measurements are included. And you get email support from the designer should you need it.
Downloading the Plan
On the order confirmation page on the final page of
the online checkout process, you will see a link to download the plans.
Don't worry if you miss it! We'll also email you a download link
separately, valid for 7 days after purchase.
If it turns out these plans aren't right for you, let us know within 30 days and we'll refund you in full.