Many homeowners love to build a chicken coop in the backyard or front yard because having your own flock of chicken is just so satisfying. If it has been your dream to be more organic, you can simply build a coop anywhere near home to house your chicken, it would keep you busy in some ways as well.
The reason why you should consider buying eggs from the store or market is simple; they are not healthy, nutritious, organic, and fresh. Moreover, they may contain harmful antibiotics and hormones that will alter the cycle of your natural hormones. Not to mention, more women are suffering from PCOS in this era due to poultry products which are laden with artificial hormones and chemicals.
For breakfast, every morning, you can have your fresh eggs from your chicken coop. The more hens you keep, the more eggs you can have, that’s every single day for certain.
Let’s check out what are some of the most affordable, easiest and fun ways to build chicken coops yourself. I am sharing some of the most creative ideas of constructing the structure for a coop with a run. Every plan is different from the other, you can choose the one that fits with your budget and area.
Top Best Chicken Coop Plans
We all have at least a small backyard around our property. Whether you keep planters there around the backyard pool or not, you can always assign one nook for making a house for the chickens.
This barn style backyard chicken coop can house up to 3-5 egg laying hens. If you have a rooster then this coop is not for you because it can only accommodate hens or chickens.
This coop design is built from 18” from the ground. Of course doing so is necessary to keep the chickens protected from predators’ invasion.
This coop plan includes one exterior run. So you won’t have a hard time getting the eggs out of it or your chicken would be able to enter easily inside their house. Moreover, the plan is thought of by assigning the area of 10 squares per bird as a rule. Everyone chicken will have enough space to lay the eggs and play within the coop.
The shady part over the coop is going to offer the shade to the hens. The floor is more like a little porch of your yard with the ⅗’ attached with the 3” screws attached. The walls are almost 4’ tall, enough for a chicken with average height, additionally the walls are put together using 2x4s. You can change the dimensions a little bit if you wish, but mostly these would sit right with the plywood sheets. The nesting boxes are designed according to the birds that you’d keep inside. It also features a dust pan that will help with the cleaning. Do not build the coop with treated wood as it can be toxic. The birds may sit on the perch and the treated wood may affect their intensive and other organics
I must say that this is a bit of advanced chicken coop design to build. For making it, first you have to have the basic structure or frame for the coop . The next step would be adding the support and dividers. Build the nesting box for the birds at any part of the coop, for this particular design, it’s located on one end of the floor plan.
Then you have to frame the door and add finished touch by attaching wooden to the exterior. In the end the tin roof of tin is attached with the chicken coop.
If your casual breakfast involves eggs and french omelettes, you should consider building your own pallet chicken coop. The design is simple, you will need pallet sheets for making the sides, floors and the roof.
You might have seen too many coops for 3-4 chickens with a run and net on the side. A fence erected around the chicken house but the one we are talking about here is different. It has a home like vibe with a nice door and staircase. It also features a great side window with the canopy to protect the coop from the rain, excessive sunlight and dust.
Well there is nothing so complicated to learn when it comes to building a coop for your hens or chickens. Those beauties deserve to live in a great house. The design is built using a batten door, trim and board, protected with the chicken wire. Moreover, it features a run on the side. Pressure treated wood would be used for making the structure.
This idea is really interesting, vibrant and unique, teaching you how to turn a playhouse into a coop easily using the wooden and utilizing additional materials. The overall design of the coop is so colorful that you will fall in love with it. The design incorporates a thorough plan, covering all the basic needs of the chickens.
This is a really fantastic tutorial of walk in a chicken coop that has a door for the human to enter through. It features chicken wire, exquisite paint color, solid structure and a nice roof. You can keep as many as 20 chickens inside this house easily.
It can accommodate two to five chickens or two chickens and two roosters. Build it from scratch using wooden and making the structure for overhang on the front and back, as well as on the side. Plywood is used for making the coop, you can use any other wood of your choice which is not treated.
This DIY coop plan is really simple to understand and build. It can accommodate many chickens, and on a bright side it is built at a great height from the ground. The door has a latch to secure the birds inside, away from the reach of predators and other animals.