How to Build a Chicken Coop

"Plans and Instructions to Build a Chicken Coop"

Looking for plans and instructions on how to build a chicken coop?  You've come to the right place.  Building a chicken coop is not rocket science, but you do need the proper set of blueprints and how-to information to get the job done right.

build your own chicken coop

Before commencing any type of do-it-yourself construction project on your property, please be sure to check with your local building codes office to ensure you are following the appropriate bylaws.

With respect to housing chickens, you may also need to check with the appropriate animal control agency as well.

In general, chicken coop design is best left to a professional who knows what's best for its tenant; namely the chicken.

Since the chicken coup has the sole purpose of providing a safe haven for it's occupants to rest and lay eggs, it's important to be sure that the size of chicken house you build is adequate.

A good set of chicken coop construction plans should always come with detailed instructions, a list of materials required, and the necessary tools to complete the chicken house.

DIY Chicken Coop Plans

Whether you plan on raising chickens in your backyard or on a farm, why not learn how to build a chicken coop properly.

Compared to buying a pre-built hen house, you can save yourself quite a bit of money using a set of plans for building chicken coops and undertaking the project yourself.

Even though we receive many requests from DIY'ers like yourself, for drawings and and blueprints to build a backyard chicken coop, we have opted to leave this up to the poultry professionals with years of experience raising and housing chickens.

After all, who would better know about the required building materials, air exchange in the coup, illumination, insulating procedures, how to pick the best location for the coop on your property, nesting of the chickens, where the hens will perch, litter disposal and protection from predators?

An experienced chicken breeder and hen house builder would.

By using an easy to follow step-by-step guide, anyone with a simple set of tools (a hammer, a saw, and a drill), and the necessary building materials, can put together an attractive, sturdy and comfortable retreat for chickens.

Whether you want to build small chicken coops or have the budget to utilize a set of large chicken coop plans, the layouts provided in the set of chicken house plans will make your project easier to construct.

plans to build a chicken coop

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What You Should Learn Before Building Chicken Coops

Important items you'll need before starting construction on a chicken shelter:

  • Do you need to learn how to build a chicken coop that is large, medium or small?
  • Are you considering a free-range layout?
  • What is the optimal type of chicken breed for your area?
  • How to select the best location for the coop on your property
  • What building materials you should choose and why
  • Understand what's involved with breeding chickens
  • What you must do to ensure your chicken's optimal health
  • How to keep your chicken coop safe from dogs, cats and other predators
  • What is the easiest way to keep the coop clean?

Those are just a few items of importance that can be found in the information that is provided in the how to build a chicken coop package below.

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