Garden Loft Building Plans (up to 16+ chickens)
The Garden Loft offers a large, raised henhouse loft that spans the full width of the coop and opens into a secure, covered, enclosed run. This puts everything within easy reach for care and cleaning. And because the run is integrated with the henhouse, your chickens are free to move between them as they please -- you don't have to let them out in the morning and put them away in the evening.
From the ground up, the Garden Loft protects your flock from predators, pests, and the weather. The frame is wrapped with both heavy-duty hardware cloth and plywood siding, and you can customize this however you like. There is a hardware cloth ceiling above the henhouse and run and a hardware cloth skirt at the base. The skirt deters rodents and predators from digging while leaving the ground in the run open for your chickens to scratch in.
Coop Building Plan Features:
The Garden Loft chicken coop plans show you how to build a spacious, secure walk-in coop and run to house your growing backyard flock. This is the largest DIY walk-in chicken coop design offered, suitable for up to 16 hens -- or add run space for even more! Features include:
- Secure all around from predators and pests
- Ample ventilation and light
- Full-sized people door and egg collection door on the side
- Full-width, waist-high henhouse
- Four nest boxes, generous roosting space, and room to add storage or extra features
- Outer dimensions: 11-1/2'wide x 9'deep x 8-1/2'high
- Henhouse: 34-1/2 square feet (3.2 square meters)
- Integrated enclosed/covered run: 102 square feet (9-1/2 square meters)
These detailed plans come as a downloadable 89-page, full-color PDF ebook written for beginners (though some prior DIY experience is a plus, given the size of the project). Tools and materials, measurements, cuts, and techniques are spelled out with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, pictures, and tips. Both U.S. (feet/inches) and metric (mm) measurements are included. And as with all of our plans, you get email support from the designer should you need it.
Circular saw, power drill/driver, tape measure, level, sawhorses, handsaw, hammer, pliers, speed square, clamps, metal snips, shovel, bow rake, step ladder, paint brush, rubber mallet, personal protective gear, a pneumatic stapler (optional, for faster work).
The cost of materials will vary by location and materials used.
Downloading the Plan
You will see a link to download the plans on the order confirmation page on the final page of the online checkout process. 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.