Full of Amenities - Backyard Chicken Coops - Southernliving. Carolyn Llorens, an architect, designed this 8- by 6-foot coop and the 8- by 12-foot run. The coop door is 18 inches off the floor so the chickens don’t all run out when the door opens. An egg door allows easy access to nest boxes. Heating pads keep the girls warm in winter, and hardware cloth sunk into concrete keeps out predators.
Cool backyard idea: We love how Home Depot customer meatballmaker1 used his Hampton Bay pergola to create a "hot tub garage." He added a privacy screen made of sun screen purchased at Home Depot. "I folded the six foot wide roll in half and stretched it and stapled it to p/t 1" x 4." he writes. "I also used tapcon screws to secure four concrete pads to add stability."