Here's a link to some cheap shed plans for do-it-yourselfers.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Timmo, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Timmo

    Timmo Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    Hi everyone. I'm new to posting on this forum, though I've been reading it for a while now. Everyone here should give themselves a pat on the back for creating one of the friendliest and most informative forums I've ever visited. I've learned more from browsing BYC than from all the books about chickens and magazine articles I've read combined. Great job!

    I've been trying to come up with a cost effective coop design for some time and I've noticed others posting here looking for cheap coop plans, too. I came across a site that sells shed plans of many shapes and sizes, any of which could easily be converted into a nice coop:

    Anyone looking to build a new coop might want to give that site a glance or two. Many of the shed designs are of the same type you might see for sale at your local lumber yard, and building them yourself should bring the price down by more than half (my personal estimate anyway) since the lousy housing market has brought the price of wood back down to a semi-reasonable range. I bought the 12x16 gable plans yesterday and have found them well worth the $12 it cost to download and print. The download time was almost instant with a low-end DSL connection.

    Every plan comes with a complete materials list so you can price it before you get started (actually I think they let you view the materials list even before you buy the plans). The set I ordered look fairly easy to follow and understand. The diagrams give you dimensions, angles, and step by step assembly instructions. They claim you only need 4 tools to build one, I guess I'll find out if that's true when I start building it.

    Anyway, I thought people looking for cheap plans might find something they could easily adapt to chickens at that site.

    They also have a page with photos of sheds built by their customers here:

    Hope it helps. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Could you try that link again. It won't work! Thanks!

    Oh yes! Where are my manners?!?! I forgot to tell you WELCOME TO BYC!!! Glad to have you! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  4. Timmo

    Timmo Songster

    Apr 22, 2008

    Ok, I fixed the link. Sorry about that. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the welcomes.
  5. jaku

    jaku Songster

    I've got an even better link.[​IMG]

    This is a PDF file with GREAT plans for a basic shed- totally free, and VERY detailed. Enjoy!
  6. cronos

    cronos Hatching

    Feb 3, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    Thanks Jaku, that is a really good plans; it will be my next project. How much you think it will cost???
  7. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Songster


    Nice plans! We just finished our coop. I think I'd better wait a while until I talk my husband into another one. [​IMG]

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