Horse Barn Chicken Coop

By elandale · May 18, 2012 · Updated May 18, 2012 · ·
  1. elandale




    The Horse Barn Chicken Coop was designed to match our horse stable. I couldn't find a design, let alone plans, for what I wanted, so I gave DH my idea & desired dimensions, and he planned & built it out of a mixture of leftover & purchased materials. It has lots of light to help the hens lay well, good air circulation for our hot, humid NC summers, and plexiglass shutters to close off the windows in the winters, which get down to 0 F. We use deep litter inside, just like our horse stalls.

    Its features include:
    room for up to 9 standard chickens
    4' W x 6' L x 6' H overall
    Built 2' off the ground on treated wood runners
    5 1' x 1' windows screened with 1/2" hardware cloth
    Latchable hinged plexiglass shutters on all windows
    Large hinged clean-out door on one end
    2 nest boxes attached to the inside of the clean-out door
    1' x 1' chicken door with latchable hinged wooden shutter on other end
    5' long ramp hangs on eyelet hooks underneath chicken door
    room for three 4' long roost poles
    metal roof
    weatherproof exterior materials

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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Good Ventilation"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 12, 2018
    This coop has a nice amount of ventilation and light.
  2. Nardo
    "Super nice coop"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    Really well designed interior!
  3. MROO
    "GREAT Coop Design, open and airy, but secure"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 1, 2018
    This is a unique twist on the standard rectangular coop. Lots of light, lots of air flow with plexiglass shutters providing winter and storm protection. The pics, taken before bedding and residents were moved in, are clear and give a very good visual on the overall coop. The "stable" and "hay loft" doors are a really nice touch! Build-out dimensions and notes on how to do the shutters would bump this article to five stars!


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  1. N F C
    Good looking coop!
  2. rainin22
    what a great coop. the design looks simple and it looks like it would fit plenty of chickens =)
  3. Kansaseq
    Nicely done!
  4. rustyangel
    super cute!
  5. judyki2004
    wow! very nice coop! love it's design! &yes please add a pic of the horse stable!!!
  6. snoggle
    Post a pic of your horse stable too. I'd love to see the big and little versions.
  7. RuralMama
    Too Cute! Great job!
  8. joan1708
    looks perfect!

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