We built this based on the Wichita Cabin plans - the base is about 5 x 10. I prepainted all the wood and just touched up whatever needed it after it was put together. We used polycarbonate roof panels without anything underneath because we don't have a lot of wind here and it's very temperate all year long. I used boot trays as poop boards, but if I do this again, I'd use shallow plastic bins (more rigid and easier to remove to clean).
In an effort to respect the intellectual property rights of the original designer of the plan, I am purposely not providing detailed build instructions in my article. It's meant to show another Wichita Coop built and how it turned out. Plans were purchased from here:
Recent User Reviews
"Awesome looking, but need more details"
- 2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
I really like how your coop turned out!!
However, I would need more details if I were going to try to build one like this. Do you have a materials list that you could include? Also, on one picture I am not sure what I am seeing. It is the picture from inside and it looks like there is welded wire going across a small portion under the roof and along the upper side. What is puzzling me is that it looks like all this wire is under other material (like the roof panels). Is it really covering open areas that just look covered by the roof panels? And the angle just makes it look different?
How many chickens are you keeping in there? How much did it cost to build your coop?
I like that you reflected on what you would change.
Thanks for sharing your coop with us.