I started raising backyard chickens in 1998 in Houston, Texas. At that time I bought a beautiful cottage coop from England, which I named “Chez Poulet”. It was well-made and lasted a very long time. In early 2009 I moved to Austin, Texas, and wanted to bring the chickens along. But the company I had brought my coop from no longer shipped their coops to the United States and I wound up buying another coop. I had to remodel the new coop extensively from the roof down and wound up spending way more money than necessary for it.
My other business is home construction www.paloent.com and my Construction Chief, Karl Caillouet, is a master woodworker making beautiful furniture and cabinets. Since sustainable living is a goal of many people, Karl and I set out to build affordable, well-made coops for small backyard flocks.