Building A Chicken Coop - Discover how to build an affordable and attractive chicken coop!

Building a Chicken Coop

Building your own chicken coop will be one of the best decisions you’ll make in your life.

Your own backyard chicken coop will provide you with daily fresh organic eggs for the kitchen. It will recycle your families food scraps and produce high quality fertilizer for your garden. Best of all, your family will be proud of the coop that you created with your own two hands.

It just makes perfect economic sense to build a chicken coop yourself instead of buying an expensive pre-built chicken coops. Pre-built coops have to be assembled anyway, you’re really just paying hugely inflated prices for the material.

I understand that building a chicken coop can seem like a hard project. Working out dimensions, materials, insulation, ventilation, lighting, positioning, nesting, perches, waste collection and protection from the elements and other predators can seem complicated.

Luckily for you, using my many years of experience in the poultry industry, I’ve created an easy to follow guide to building your own backyard chicken coop. It’s designed it for the total beginner, you don’t require any carpentry skills.

“It doesn’t matter if you want a big coop or a small coop, or if you have a big or little budget.”

My Chicken Coop Plans have helped THOUSANDS of people…
Here are a few examples:

Plan #1: Bill's Coop

Bob Franklin built this red beauty using my "Bill's Coop" plan (ok..I'm Biased).

Plan #2: Chicken Barn

Lucas Tremblay did perfect placement and used my "Chicken Barn" plan.

Plan #3: Double Story Chicken Ark

Les Garcia did an amazing job using my "Double Story Chicken Ark" Plans.

Plan #4: Large House

Debbie Jenkins put her own touches on my "Large House" plans..Love It!!

Plan #5: Mid-Size

Noah Perry was thrilled with this at his mountain home and used my "Mid Size" plans.

Plan #6: Portable Ark

Amy Richardson loves the coop mobility and used my "Portable Ark" plans.

Plan #7: Premium Large

Mark Nguyen put a beautiful natural stain on my "Premium Large" plans.

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Bills CoopPlan #1: Bill’s Coop – One of my favorite (lol.. I named it after me!) this coop has upper house with great ventilation and the ladder down to the ground. The design is my favorite and I put my touches on the plans. I have had some clients put wheels on it to even make portable.

Chicken BarnPlan #2: Chicken Barn – A medium to large coop plan with plenty of options really fulfills every need for your poultry. Has a cleanable nesting box, two closable chicken accesses with a built-in roosts!

Double Story ArkPlan #3: Double Story Chicken Ark – If Noah had this on his boat… he could have had much more than 2 chickens!! It’s a tremendous plan which stacks has a roof that opens and closes for easy access. The construction is sturdy and is great for areas lacking space.

Large House CoopPlan #4: Large House – We’ll the name says it all… This plan allows your precious chickens to live in a big area inside and feel like a home. It can aesthetically be made to look like a real house which many have done. Even building a white picket fence outside of it for it’s outside pen area. Can’t beat this design.

Mid SizePlan #5: Mid Size – Will accommodate more chickens but still not take up quite as much room as the large size. You can use as an intermediary since it’s one step up from the smaller size and usually fits two feeders giving your chickens a more enjoyable environment to be in.

Portable ArkPlan #6: Portable Ark Coop – This one is the most cost effective coop and has mobility! This also provide you less maintenance with your chickens. Don’t let this small coop fool you….the design gives your chickens a great environment and one of the most durable construction plans we offer. Wheels can be put on for easier mobility.

Premium LargePlan #7: Premium Large – A fantastic option if you’re housing a larger number of birds egg sales to distributors. It is everything you want in a large coop especially this design has great ventilation and easy access. You can do only Five to Six Chickens which they would just have tons of room to move around in but will accommodate ten or more! Great for farms and places with space.