Easy to build small coop ideas

SpotTheCat

Songster
Jan 19, 2021
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Here are the plans for the run.
I am going to be using galvanised metal poles and clamps to make the run.
Poles
https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/galvanised-tubes/custom-cuts
Clamps
https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/tube-clamp-uk-suppliers

The roof will be corrugated plastic screwed on to wood which will be screwed on to These clamps https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/tube-clamp-uk-suppliers
Which will be attached to the poles ,the blue on the pictures is where they will go.
Do you think 26.9mm diameter would be fine for the poles?
Do I need wood going a cross the short side on the roof?
I will be attaching wire mesh to the poles would zip ties work?

the side
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The front
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Wonky picture of sort of all of it
Please ignore the scribbles.
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SpotTheCat

Songster
Jan 19, 2021
197
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UK
Buy a chicken coop online that says it fits 4 standard chickens, that means it will work for 4 bantams. Put a new roof on it immediately and cover the run too and plop It down on top of some river sand and call her good.
I will not buy a 200-300 pounds For a coop which is probably to small, flimsy, has bad ventilation and the roost are to low as well as the pop door.
 

SurferchickinSB

Free Ranging
Feb 23, 2018
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Here are the plans for the run.
I am going to be using galvanised metal poles and clamps to make the run.
Poles
https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/galvanised-tubes/custom-cuts
Clamps
https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/tube-clamp-uk-suppliers

The roof will be corrugated plastic screwed on to wood which will be screwed on to These clamps https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/tube-clamp-uk-suppliers
Which will be attached to the poles ,the blue on the pictures is where they will go.
Do you think 26.9mm diameter would be fine for the poles?
Do I need wood going a cross the short side on the roof?
I will be attaching wire mesh to the poles would zip ties work?

the side
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The front
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Wonky picture of sort of all of it
Please ignore the scribbles.
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Wood will make it more stable and you need to screw the corrugated roof down or else it will fly up with the wind. I use zip ties all the time for temporary fences and they work great.
 

Mellowmalt

Chirping
Jan 24, 2021
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UK
didn't realize metal poles were so cheap. I was thinking of using plumbing pipes for which bends and t junctions are quite cheap. Wooden boards can be drilled and screwed easily into the pipes! It can also be elevated easier.

I really like your design and you have given me some inspiration but I am worried long term it will become cumbersome to clean out the mess they make and collect the eggs on a regualar basis.

You want to have the egg box located right at the back away from drafts but positioned with a lid so you can access it as easily as possible.

An L shaped coop would be good. Yours at the moment seems more like a shelter. which might seem cheaper but they would much prefer a snug coop that won't require as much cleaning and will be much more accessible.
 

SpotTheCat

Songster
Jan 19, 2021
197
241
105
UK
didn't realize metal poles were so cheap. I was thinking of using plumbing pipes for which bends and t junctions are quite cheap. Wooden boards can be drilled and screwed easily into the pipes! It can also be elevated easier.

I really like your design and you have given me some inspiration but I am worried long term it will become cumbersome to clean out the mess they make and collect the eggs on a regualar basis.

You want to have the egg box located right at the back away from drafts but positioned with a lid so you can access it as easily as possible.

An L shaped coop would be good. Yours at the moment seems more like a shelter. which might seem cheaper but they would much prefer a snug coop that won't require as much cleaning and will be much more accessible.
I don’t have a coop yet, the metal poles are the run and nothing is L shaped, the L shape might be my bad drawing.
Which bit looks cumbersome to clean?
I am trying to make it as easy to clean as possible.
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
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My Coop
My Coop
Here are the plans for the run.
I am going to be using galvanised metal poles and clamps to make the run.
Poles
https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/galvanised-tubes/custom-cuts
Clamps
https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/tube-clamp-uk-suppliers

The roof will be corrugated plastic screwed on to wood which will be screwed on to These clamps https://www.themetalstore.co.uk/products/tube-clamp-uk-suppliers
Which will be attached to the poles ,the blue on the pictures is where they will go.
Do you think 26.9mm diameter would be fine for the poles?
Do I need wood going a cross the short side on the roof?
I will be attaching wire mesh to the poles would zip ties work?

the side
View attachment 2503299
The front
View attachment 2503302

Wonky picture of sort of all of it
Please ignore the scribbles.
View attachment 2503303
Wonky sketches but all the info is there.
Odd dimensions tho 3.11m(~10') x 2.14m(~7')
Why the decimal meters?

Yes, 26.9mm(~1") dia would be fine for pipes.

Your corrugation should run the other way form your sketch,
and the low part should angle away from the shed.
Good the gable end of shed is next to your area, no run off.
 

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