Anyone knows where I can find a design plan for a coop like this?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ilovemy3babies, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Ilovemy3babies

    Ilovemy3babies Chirping

    Apr 13, 2012
    Hi Everyone

    I'm a total newbie at this, we would like to start raising some Hens, 3-4 the most. Sadly my wonderful Hubby is not very handy, so I'm looking for someone in my area to make a coop for me, we want something very simple and low to the ground

    Like this

    with a few minor changes. I found a contractor here that's willing to work with me, but he wants a plan and more info.

    I would appreciate any help I can get.

    Thank you!

  2. MD

    MD In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2011
    San Mateo, CA
    That coop is not in any way at all going to manage 3-4 hens. Not a chance. You could try to use a similar design but a whole lot bigger... I personally would keep looking around. 4 sq feet in the coop is not going to fit 3-4 hens.
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    Not a good coop for more then 2 birds, here is a page with coops and designs, you will find tons of good info and plans! Better coops then those you have shown. It's good to have a window on your coop also. And if you want 4 chickens, you will need a bigger run, at least 10x10 run.
  4. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    If I understand you correctly, you showed the link in order to show the TYPE of coop you want - not that you want the exact same size. I think a coop built similar to the one in the link would be ideal for 4 chickens. Just make sure you have enough space in both the coop and the run. No one regrets building a bigger coop - but lots of folks regret building small ones. If you look through the coop section here at BYC, you can find step by step plans for lots of different coops. You can also buy plans from ebay or Amazon. Good luck!
  5. Ilovemy3babies

    Ilovemy3babies Chirping

    Apr 13, 2012
    Yes, that's correct.

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the good infos, I will continue to look ;).

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