I’ve come across some more chicken coop plans today called How To Make A Poultry House and Run which I quickly bought for only $7. I bought them online with paypal and was able to download them imediatly as they come in PDF format which allows you to view them on your computer and/or print them off to paper.

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This particular chicken coop can hold up to 12 chickens and looks great in the yard. The instructions are quite comprehensive and I am fairly confident that anybody with or without experience could build this in a day or two. It has a full list of the materials required to complete the chicken coop along with the following sections:

  • Cutting the Rafters
  • Door Frames and Doors
  • Covering the Ends of the House
  • Erecting the Chicken Coop
  • Covering the Shed
  • Waterproofing
  • Netting
  • Finishing Off

It has diagrams and a bunch of photographs of completed chicken coops from fellow chicken raisers that have followed these chicken coop plans. I think they look great and I am going to give this project a shot next weekend.

My only criticism is that it skims over predator proofing of the chicken coop claiming that predator proofing is beyond the scope of these chicken coop plans. It does give a couple of pointers but you may need to do a little bit more research on how to effectively protect your chickens from predators.

Overall, great looking chicken coop and easy to follow instructions. 8 out of 10.

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  • rachel

    how much were the materials?