chicken run plans with cut list

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mandamay28, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2016
    Does anyone know where I can find a chicken run plan with detailed instructions and cut list? I've never built anything from scratch and I don't want it to turn out a desisted and a bunch of wasted materials. The husband has been working too much and can't seem to get to it soI want to go ahead and start it. thanks!
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    You already have a coop and you are looking for plans for a run? Coop is normally the building/structure that has a roof, roosts, nest boxes, etc., inside...the "run" is normally considered the pen attached to or surrounding the coop that the chickens can run around in outdoors but yet be protected from predators. Could you give a bit more information? :)

    How many chickens?
    What size or run or both...are you thinking about?
    What part of the country are you in? (for climate purposes)

    Best wishes,


    Feb 22, 2016
    Suffolk VA
    Hello! I'm in the same situation you are, Dear Husband has been working crazy hours so I'm starting with out him. I've been looking at our state's cooperative extension. I also found this site . The PDFs that I've looked at have a materials list. These seem like turn of the century plans (shiplap roof? wow) I've also been watching youtube videos that have been really helpful. I don't know how many chickens you have, or the size of coop you need, but if you could stay in the dimension of the lumber that is available to you will waste less materials. What I mean is 2x4s come in 8, 10, 12' foot lengths, and plywood and T-111 type siding comes in 4x8' sheets. If your coop design is 6x6 and your materials are based on 4x8' sheets and 8' 2x4s you wont be saving THAT much by going with an 8x8 coop. You might have a lot of 2 foot cutoffs that could go to waste. Maybe a 4x8 coop is better... that might save 25-50% of the materials cost. Just a thought! =)

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