Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Backyard Brood, Blog, Construction | 0 comments


Super duper important for both stability and security is putting the coop on an impenetrable foundation.

Concrete blocks on top of pebbles provide a flexible but level base.

Blocks are partially sunk but stick out far enough above ground level that it keeps the wooden frame off the wet ground when it rains.

A 16-inch trench is lined with hardware cloth to foil digging predators like dogs, rats and possums.

Oh this was a lot of work…!

Frame Assembly

The important part about this step is getting everything square.