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8x12 Chicken Coop for under $1000

By Towhee, Jul 22, 2015 | Updated: Jul 31, 2015 | | |
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    This is an easy chicken coop to make for anyone with basic carpentry skills. It is 8' x 12' with the front wall being 10' high and the back wall being eight feet high. This gives you a 3/12 roof pitch. In order to determine your roof pitch all you have to do is take the difference between your front wall and back wall in inches. In this case it's 24". Then you take the width of your building in feet and divide it into the difference between your front and rear wall. On the inside I made eight nesting boxes measuring 12"x12" and two nesting boxes 16"x16". Also there is a shelf under the roosts in order to catch all the droppings. Below is a list of the items that you need to build the coop along with pictures from start to finish. The prices below are from my local Home Depot.

    I ended up trimming the entire coop and windows with some Western Red Cedar that I had left over from another project. The chicken run is 20' wide my 90' long and 8' high. The only reason it is 8' high is because we have a lot of coyotes and cougars that could easy jump a four foot fence. Finally I strung some 30lb fishing line across the top of the run to keep out the Chicken Hawks. If you look close you can see the fishing line in some of the pictures.

    **You can make this chicken coop turn key, for just under $1000.00; however I decided to finish the inside. I insulated the entire coop and then put up some 3/8" plywood and painted it white. I covered the gable ends[​IMG]
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    in Western Red Cedar and added the finally touches, (shelf, artwork, clock, thermometer, etc...) Total cost for just the inside was $349.00.**

    Smart Siding - $29.98 per sheet
    12 sheets = $359.76 PAID

    3/4 sub floor - $26.58 per sheet
    3 = $79.74 PAID

    2x6x12 pressure treated -$12.57
    Floor Joist
    2 = $25.14 PAID

    2x6x8 - pressure treated - $7.77
    Floor Joist
    10 = $77.70 PAID

    4x6x12 pressure treated - $29.97
    Foundation Runners
    2 = $59.94 PAID

    2x4x8 $2.68
    Wall's
    42 = $112.56 PAID

    2x4x12 $4.42
    Wall's
    6 = $26.52 PAID

    2x4x10 $3.69
    Rafters
    10 = $36.90 PAID

    3 1/2" screws 3lbs - $25.41 PAID
    3 1/2" screws 5lbs - $25.87 PAID

    Steel Door 36 x 80 - $65.00 PAID

    2 Windows 29" x 47" Free

    Metal Roofing 3' x 10', 4 sheets = Free

    Total (Turn Key) - $894.51 + Tax $75.14 =
    $969.65

    Total (Inside) - $349.62

    Grand Total - $1319.27

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  1. 21hens-incharge
    Now where were you when I built my coop? Seriously nice job. My 8x14 cost me close to 1500 including the run and I used every second hand item I could get my hands on. NICE to get yours all new for the price you paid.
  2. Cluckies
  3. Towhee
    The inside is just open studs as I haven't insulated it. There is a two roost in front of the windows and a shelf under the roost to catch all the droppings. In addition there are 8 nesting boxes mounted 2' off the floor and attached to the wall.
  4. pfields
    What does it look like on the inside?

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