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23 Responses to “Building a chicken coop – DIY tutorial”

  1. bizcreations1011 January 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

    very helpful, thanks

  2. Not bad, thanks.

  3. That was very helpful, my mom wants to have some chickens and she wants to know how to build a chicken coop.

  4. this is awesome! My husban dan dI have decided to add some chickens to our growing family and this is an easy to follow instruction video! LOVE the results too!
    As soon as I get a chance I will post a video of our finished chicken coop for a visual for the rest of you. Thanks for having this detailed description on youtube!

  5. Lineagejunkie May 2, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Im just wondering, is there enough room inside the coop, for a perch to go across for them to roost on? I cant really see the dimensions of the inner part of the coop to see if that can be added inside. Thanks!!!

  6. I could see the roost in the diagram at 3:56 but not how it was fixed or how close to the rear wall it was. Could someone give me an approximation please.

  7. petchickens101 July 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Glynbrain.
    The image at 3:56 is the rear wall of the roost which is attached directly to the main frame either by screws or nails.
    You can actually download these plans and more at no cost from chicken kit .com or you can click on the link above.

    Hope that helps
    Karl Caden

  8. petchickens101 July 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Lineagejunkie
    A perch is not essential. The main thing for a chicken is to be above ground, which the roost is. However, it is more natural for a hen to sit on a perch and all this needs to be is a bit of an old branch laid on the roost floor, or a rounded off piece of 2″x2″ which can be attached either to the floor or to the walls. This can be placed upto a few inches above the floor.

    Karl Caden

  9. Thanks! I appreciate how you explain how to build a coop and show pictures, as well. You speak clearly so we can understand. We built a small coop, but it would’ve been helpful to have a diagram. Now it’s time for us to make a larger coop. This helps a lot!

  10. just asking, on your website do we have to buy it or just down load it? if i just have to download it were i could not find it. thanks!!

  11. Very informative video! Thanks for sharing this to the community 🙂 By using those diagrams and watching this video, any person can easily set up a durable chicken coop in no time.

  12. Why only 2 nest boxes for 5 chickens? Do multiple hens use the same nest box?

  13. In your down-loadable book is there plans for a bigger version of this chicken coop? I am planning to house 10 Rhode Island Reds and love this design.
    Thanks Rachel

  14. danielfillmore March 2, 2011 at 3:14 am

    at 3:51 you say the back wall pieces are cut from (?) “12 and a half inch plywood”? what exactly does that mean? which thickness? thanks

  15. When building this coop, Is there any reason that I should not use treated lumber for the framing of the coop.

  16. Whats an estimate of lumber/supply cost to build this coop?

  17. SnipingNation22 April 3, 2011 at 4:50 am

    i built mine, however, minutes after i finished, it simultaneously combusted and killed all 5 chickens, do u have any chicken coop insurance plans?

  18. Useful information for everyone…

  19. I just built this coop, I only built the coop part as I have a large run area fenced off already. My cost for lumber and hardware was about $50. I worked on it after work and it took about 6 hours to build. The plans are pretty good considering the price, however, they do leave out several important details, how to install the nest box, (I modified there intention as It didn’t seem stable enough for me) The size of the door (yes easy to figure out but hey they are plans).

  20. Overall good plans but would be disappointed if I had to pay for them.

  21. i did this n my chickens all died. this guys bullshittin.

  22. So very helpful! Greatly appreciated. Thank you Mr. Caden. If I can’t get my husband to make this for me, I do believe I can do it all by myself!

  23. Hi, I just downloaded the plans for this coop but there is no supply list. coul anyone tell me what is needed and how much to buy

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