Free Chicken Coop Plans!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chickeninthemeadow, May 7, 2011.

  1. Chickeninthemeadow

    Chickeninthemeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may later play around and organize this list better, but I thought it may be a good resource. If you have come across a Free Coop Plan not listed, please share!

    Free Chicken Coop Plans!

    Mini coop from wire and an old dog house - http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/2007-04-01/Portable-Chicken-Mini-coop-Plan.aspx

    Larry’s
    Poultry – a couple of good ideas on paper but no real instruction - http://www.larryspoultry.com/coop%20plans.htm

    PVC
    coop and run - http://www.pvcplans.com/pvc-pastured-poultry-pen.htm

    Chicken
    Ark PDF - http://www.organicgardening.com/pdf/coop_plans.pdf

    VA
    Cooperative Extension - http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2902/2902-1092/2902-1092.html

    Hoop
    Housing - http://www.plamondon.com/hoop-coop.html

    Dunno
    how to describe it, but it looks like it works http://www.buildeazy.com/chicken_coop_1.html

    Large
    Scale, but I see possibilities of using this in smaller structures and horse barns. http://www.poultryhelp.com/barnpens1.html

    4ft
    X 8ft coop on wheels! http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Coop/Coop.htm

    Chicken
    Ark http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/better-homes-gardens/diy/projects/article/-/5829854/chicken-coop/

    Lots
    of plans for various sizes http://bioengr.ag.utk.edu/extension/ExtPubs/PlanList97.htm#Poultry%20Plans

    20X20
    Henhouse PDF http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/nd727-8-1.pdf

    6
    X 8 henhouse PDF http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/nd727-15-1.pdf

    18
    X 30 Henhouse http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/5302.pdf

    Good
    multi type resource http://www.plamondon.com/chicken-coops.html

    Extensive
    List of Plans http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension-aben/buildingplans/poultry

    The
    tiny and expensive coop from Lowes! http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Fowl_Play_0511.aspx

    Purina
    Henhouse - http://poultry.purinamills.com/NUTRITIONMANAGEMENT/HenHouseHutchDesign/default.aspx
     
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    F106A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Texas Big Country
    Sorry, you already listed it...
     
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  3. horsekeeper

    horsekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for this. I found a great coop plan that I think I can build myself. My chicks say thank you.
     
  4. Chickeninthemeadow

    Chickeninthemeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No problem, glad someone got some use out of this. I think the thread could/should/would be stickied or added to the list. Which plan did you choose? Inquiring minds want to know!

    I'm actually doing mine based off the Purina Plan with my own mods to increase the size and best use the space I'm putting it.
     
  5. horsekeeper

    horsekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I liked the buildeasy. It is a 6 x 6 and the plans are on the website, or I could pay $5 and get a complete set. On the site some people posted pictures of their coops and one said he wished he had made it 8 x 8 instead.

    This will be my first coop for 17 little silkies and if it doesn't fall down on me [​IMG] I plan to build a 10 x 12 so I can get more bantams. I figured then I could get ducks and keep them in the 6 x 6.

    The plan uses all 2x4s and I think I can handle that! The instructions are well written and pictures and illustrations are easy to read. I am pretty good with a hammer and saw, just need some guidance on how it all goes together. I am a little old lady and live alone, so it has to be something I can do without hurting myself.

    I bookmarked several of the sites for future reference. There are a lot of nice plans on your list. Been searching for months and hadn't found anything I really liked enough to get started. That, and it pretty much rained for a month.

    Thanks again for posting this.
     
  6. Chickeninthemeadow

    Chickeninthemeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Good luck on the coop! Be sure to post pictures as it goes up. Hopefully you can find a friend to help you put it up though, sometimes you need at least one other set of hands. I've really put my hubby to work on ours!
     

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