Need the simplest design to build a chicken coop!!?

I plan to build a simple and strong chicken coop. It’s not necessary to be very beautiful.
Can anyone help me?

I just made this in December. There are tons of pictures and step by step descriptions in this handbook. Check with local hardware or lumber stores for damaged wood or pallets to use and save some $ buying these. Also, check with home remodelers for new scrap they might give you. For 10 chickens, that is a total of 20 sq.ft. , so you could build a 4′ x 5′ coop. with at least two roosts. If you are getting them this winter, make sure you add a heat lamp to keep them from getting sick. In a word, this handbook will show u how to make a perfect coop:) Good luck!

4 comments to Need the simplest design to build a chicken coop!!?

  • Luke

    The easiest way to build a chicken coop is to put 4x4s in the ground like you were building a small fence the size of a chicken coup. The put 2×4 bracing between the 4x4s then install treated plywood for the siding (of course you will need an opening for a door and possibly windows. Use 2x6s for rafters on a slanted shed roof…easiest roofing for a chicken coup would be roll roofing (would not recommend for a house chicken coup ok:)…

    hope this helps
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    http://popssurvivalguide.com

  • rjb

    Your county’s Cooperative Extension service (part of your state’s university system) may still have USDA blueprints available for free or a few bucks. The USDA did blueprints for everything from complete homes to bomb shelters to barns and chicken coops up to about the 1980s.

    Google your state, county and the words "cooperative extension" to find the one in your county (every county in the US has a Cooperative Extension Service, and they can answer just about any home or garden question).

    If they no longer have blueprints, try this site:

    http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/blueprints.html

    Colorado State Extension Service has archived most of these blueprints online, and some are just a couple of dollars. The good thing about these plans is they were developed by professionals to help people become more self-sufficient, and made to be built by non-professionals.

    If you have the room, look into a "chicken tractor". It’s basically a mobile chicken coop, and when the coop gets dirty, you just move it to another spot on your property (and leave that great chicken poop fertilizer behind).
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    FYI, your county Cooperative Extension System can help you with your chickens and they may even have free chicks through the state university! Have fun Urban Chickeners!

  • David firth

    There’s a lady in Surrey who makes chicken coops out of marine ply. They are beautiful and are made in a way which doesn’t require screws, nails or glue. They have a website but its not up and running yet. Keep an eye out for them though.

    http://www.doodlehouses.com
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  • lan

    I just made this in December. There are tons of pictures and step by step descriptions in this handbook. Check with local hardware or lumber stores for damaged wood or pallets to use and save some $ buying these. Also, check with home remodelers for new scrap they might give you. For 10 chickens, that is a total of 20 sq.ft. , so you could build a 4′ x 5′ coop. with at least two roosts. If you are getting them this winter, make sure you add a heat lamp to keep them from getting sick. In a word, this handbook will show u how to make a perfect coop:) Good luck!
    References :
    http://www.professional-suggestion.com/coop.php