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how do you build a chicken copp step by step? help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by arabookworm, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    hi guys. Im arabookworms sister. We got outbid on the coop so we decided to build a coop ourselves. The only question is how. Neither me or my sister have a clue! Help!!![​IMG][​IMG]:sick:idunno:confused:
  2. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    go the the coop design pages on here...there are MANY great step by steps on how to build coops.
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG]
    What size coop are you planning on building?How many birds would you like to rais? and what about your budget for the coop?
    There are so many diffrent ways you can build a structure, and I think best way is first to know how much you have budgetedto your project, then work can start.
    good luck.
  4. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

    Mar 23, 2007
    Central Iowa
    How big? what style?

  5. Have you asked your parents for help? I bet they would have some great ideas for you.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    There are so many designs, but you may want a fairly simple one. If you go to my coop "Clutch Hutch", which is 8x8, at the link below, click on the link under the picture on that page. It takes you to several pages of construction photos and although you may not want to build that exact coop, it will show how things go together.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  7. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    I just started cutting lumber yesterday for a coop.
    I will document every step of the way here for you.

    This one will be 8' x 8' on floor space.
    It will have a separate grow off area for young birds.

    I am building it to house RIR's.
  8. rhetoric

    rhetoric In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    Western New York
    Here are some questions you need to ask:

    How much money do you have?
    Will you bid out architects?
    How much money do you have?
    Do you want the structure to be LEED certified?
    Are you thinking of a postmodern design?
    How much money do you have?

    Chickens are not fussy. Keep them dry.

    And if you can't build, I'd recommend getting an old camper off of craigslist (free? $200?) and putting them in there.
  9. eggybread

    eggybread Hatching

    Oct 24, 2008
    Quote:ha ha thats funny! I'm sure I've actually seen materials like chicken wire and chipboard used in the construction of some 'postmodern' buildings.
  10. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    what it looks like we're going to do is enclose the area under our deck (about 9' x 20') and put in a floor there, some windows, etc. put a run in around it. we probably won't end up enclosing the whole thing, more like 8' by 16' for the actual coop.

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