Detailed plans for a 8X10 or 10X10 chicken coop??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lurkeygirl2011, May 11, 2011.

  1. Lurkeygirl2011

    Lurkeygirl2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011

    I was wondering if anyone has detailed plans they would share with me for building a chicken coop. Ideally it would be 10x10 and semi mobile. DH will build it for me, but he keeps insisting that he needs plans detailed beyond my square boxes with each side labeled 10 feet....
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Have you tried looking at the coop section of BYC ?

    There are many coops there with instructions. If you find one you like AND there was not enough infor, you could contact (pm) the original poster and ask for more details. . .
  3. colonel sander

    colonel sander Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    Quote:This is a great idea only problem I have found with it that most of the people who posted pics have moved on. I found about 3 that I liked and everyone of them hve not posted in over a year. Biut alot do have dimensions and that is a good start.

    Also search out on the web I know there are a few plans out there. Good luck!
  4. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    are you looking for a wood coop? i am building a hoop coop, probably your best bet for 8x10 and mobile unless you plan on using something to pull it. There are several good threads on here about constructing them. If you want wood you can go to the library and look for a book on shed or outbuilding construction
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Go to library or bookstore; get book on "building a backyard shed". There are quite a lot of that type book out there, many with VERY DETAILED plans/instructions/photos/step-by-step/lists. Add more ventilation, roost, boxes and popdoor and there ya go, it's a coop [​IMG]

    (e.t.a. - oops, missed the "semi mobile" part. That's tougher. If you have an actual tractor (not something that's basically a lawnmower), you could build a shed that size on big wooden skids (trying not to make the coop any heavier than necessary) and it would be relocatable by dragging with the tractor; or build on a wagon frame, although stability in wind can become an issue. Otherwise the only way you are going to get something that size to be mobile is to make it super lightweight e.g. a hoop coop design, which tends to also mean not hugely predatorproof and not hugely suitable for serious Northern winters [I dunno where you live].

    Good luck, have fun,

    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    For something that size, semi-mobile means you have to have something to pull it with. You will not move that by hand. I don't know what your thinking is as to why you want it mobile, but I suspect you may not move it very often unless you have a compelling reason. Maybe if you mention what that reason is, somebody may have alternate suggestions.

    Instead of a 10' x 10', may I suggest you look at 8' x 12'. Primarily, most building materials come in 4' or 8' dimensions. You can probably build the 8' x 12' with less cutting and using less material than a 10' square. When you are spanning the roof, an 8' span is stronger than a 10' span using the same size materials. And while you loose a little square footage in a rectangle as opposed to a square, I find a longer, narrower building to be more efficient to lay out. That four square feet you lose in an 8' x 12' is pretty irrelevent.

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