DIY Projects: Chicken Coops

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As a type of construction chicken coops are similar to sheds so often existing shed kits are used to build a chicken coops. See various chicken coop projects here.

One of the main things that most coops have, and sheds don't is the open are enclosed with net.

How to build your own chicken coop

This article by Homedit shows how to build your own chicken coop with a small wooden house and open area with steel fence net.

Take a look here.


Meet the Coop

This one has steel mesh walls and wooden roof. There is no great detail of building but the pictures are good.

See here.

DIY Chicken Coop Construction

DIY Chicken Coop

This coop is built mostly with scrap materials.

The guy shows good photos and gives details about the whole process of building. Don't forget to follow the "next" links at the bottom of each page.

You can start here.

How to build a Chicken Coop

And this is perhaps the most detailed guide with drawings from BuildEasy. It's again a gable roof wooden coop.

See here.

Build a Chicken Coop

This is a good step-by-step guide with photos. You'll learn how to build a wooden coop with gable roof.

Check it out here.

Coop Designs

Chicken coop designs

Probably the most complete collection of chicken coop designs.

You can search them by tags, find the newest or most popular from over 100 pages. And all of that are real projects with pictures and instructions!

See it at Backyard Chickens

Step By Step Chicken Coop

This here is an excellent detailed story about building one chicken coop, with a lot of pictures.

The chicken seems to feel happy there.

My Chicken Coop

A member of Backyard Chickens shares their chicken coop here.

The whole site is very useful if you think to ever grow chickens.

The Fancy Farmgirl's Chicken Coop

water proofing shed

Here's a piece of vintage art from The Fancy Farmgirl.

While you won't get much practical information from this blog post, it's a great source of inspiration and proof that chicken coop does not have to look cheap and dirty.

Enjoy her chicken coop!

Backyard Chicken Coop

Instructables always have great guides. This one is not an exception.

It's a good little chicken coop with several pictures.