Does anyone have a good plan for a large chicken coop? 10 x 20 or so?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by huckleberryfarm, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    I have 3 beautiful wood playhouses that I had converted to coops. Each is 6 x 8. I currently have about 80 chickens. My egg business is taking off and I have about 50 more chickens coming and want another coop. I'd like to try to build something this time. The others were very expensive and are cute but not terribly big. I already have the run built and its huge. I'd like to build something simple at the end. Does anyone have or know where I can get an easy-to-build plan for a barn, shed or coop? I can customize it for chickens. It doesn't need to be fancy. I'm mainly looking for function and ease to construct. I have a big space to put it and would like to go big and be done with it. Thanks!

    I'm open to building tips too!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Your best bet is probably pole-barn building plans. You can find them, free, in numerous books and online sites, including some extension service plan sets. Check amazon.com or talk with local bookstore dude or see what your library can get via ILL, or google. Make sure to adapt as needed to local/current building code (if any) and to your area's snow and wind load requirements.

    (Or alternatively IF you were going to do a poured slab floor you might choose stud construction instead - look for books on building garden sheds, which again there are many many)

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    farmtek.com has cheap(ish) and sturdy building that you can put together easily, and they also have flooring options that are easy.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our coop is 16x12 (see: 1st Southern Coop thread), and it is fairly self-explanatory, but I can always post up dimensions if it is something close to the style you are looking for.
     
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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