How To Build A Chicken Coop Series

How To Build A Chicken Coop Series

If you’re looking for instructions on how to build a chicken coop, you’ve come to the right place!

How to build a chicken coop
Our finished chicken coop

My husband and I built our own backyard chicken coop from the ground up, with no plans or experience, in the spring of 2017. When we were searching for coop ideas online, I was greatly discouraged by the lack of detailed information available. Either you had to pay for plans that might not be what you really wanted, or there were cute photos of coops but no directions to go with them. My goal was to take careful notes and photos throughout the process, and share what we learned here. We are certainly not building experts, but we have put together a 3-part series with as much information as possible to help guide you as you build your own chicken coop.

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Here are the links for each part of the series:

How To Build a Chicken Coop Part 1: Supplies, Cost, and Building the Base and Walls

How To Build A Chicken Coop Part 2: Nest box, Doors and Windows, and the Roof

How To Build A Chicken Coop Part 3: Building the Run, Ventilation, and Finishing Touches


Here is where we bought our automatic pop door:

These are the videos we found very helpful when building our coop: YouTube Roofing Playlist

And here you can view a quick video tour of our finished coop:


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