Since the homeowners have siding on their house, we decided to use siding for the nest box allowing for continuity. The picture above shows the siding in place and the frame painted to match the house trim color.
Putting some finishing touches on the coop: trim and paint to match the main house, and decorative features to make it more visually appealing in the small back yard.
Although a lot of our touches were aimed at making the homeowner happy and creating a structure that would not look out of place in a small space, we could not forget about the main occupants: the chickens. We created this space saving ramp allowing the chickens to get to the nest box and stay warm at night, without taking away much of their foraging space.
Special Features: We figured while we were customizing the coop we should include some useful features. The homeowners have a wonderful garden so we included a clean out trap door so the chicken droppings could be hosed into the garden for fertilizer. Since the kids were very involved with the chickens, we wanted to make sure the egg collection door is child friendly.