Urban Chickens

Free How to Build a Tropical Chicken Coop Download

Tropical Chicken Coop Design Chicken Coop Plans The structure of the coop is 4x8x8. It is 4 ft wide by 8ft long and 8ft high at its highest point. The floor of the hen house is three feet off of the ground. There is a thatched roof covering the length of the coop to keep out the rain and sun. The roofs highest point is at 8ft (in the center) dropping down to 6ft on the front side, and 7ft […]


Tropical Chicken Coop Design

I have been helping our friends build a chicken coop so that they can start raising their own hens and producing their own eggs. The week before I helped them build a compost pile so that they could start composting their yard waist on a larger scale, now we move into coop development. After researching different designs and methods for building a coop I decided to go with one that would fit well in the tropics. Much like San Diego, […]


Urban Chickens

There is slow and subtle change happening in suburban homes across the country, the chicken coop is beginning to replace the dog house, and for a good reason. There are a variety of reasons to keep chickens in urban environments. People have been keeping chickens in cities for centuries, and here are some of the benefits when you add chickens into your urban lifestyle: Chicken eggs are a Local source of protein If you live in an urban environment you […]

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Backyard Chicken Coop

It was time to get serious about building the chicken coop. Either we built in time for the chicks, or the chicks would need it before we had time. Finding a place to put the chicken coop was our first obstacle. We have a great yard but not a whole lot of space to work with. We decided to go with a semi built storage shelf by our office nook where we kept our composters. Coming up with the plans […]