The Quarter-Height Design
The quarter-height module is a great place to start. It can be connected to just about any coop and hinges open at the top for access and cleaning. Add the optional corrugated roof described in the plans for shelter from the rain, snow and sun. The module measures about 5'wide x 3'deep x 2'high with a footprint of 15 square feet. Build one or more as designed or use the plans to jump start your own creativity! 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 $100 for the Quarter-Height design and $50-70 for the optional 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, and a pneumatic stapler with compressor (optional, but helpful for larger configurations)
These detailed plans come as a downloadable 48-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.