Whether you live in the city with a nice backyard, or an expansive lot on a farm, raising chickens can be a good stress-reliever. Plus, their eggs can be a good source of protein that you have at your disposal.

While chickens can live free-range, it’s nice to give them a lovely home. A chicken coop can be an excellent DIY project, but there are a lot of things to consider when building a coop. For one, the size of your coop needs to provide ample space for roosting and nesting. Another huge factor is how to keep your chickens safe from predators.

While there are pre-made coop plans that you can buy, never limit yourself. Customize. Re-invent. Color it crazy! Let it be a project that you’ll be proud of making. And if you want some ideas, here are 45 unique chicken coops where owners went the extra mile just to make it fun. Who knows? These might inspire you to design and create your own coop.