New to chickens


Jan 9, 2016
Hi, I have 3 young Barred Rock hens, they are wonderful. I have plans for many more in the very near future.
I am looking for new coop plans tonight.

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
Out to pasture
Have you checked out the above "Coops" section?" Lots of styles, sizes, some with detailed descriptions - pretty much something for everyone.

Yorkshire Coop

Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Aug 16, 2014
Hi :welcome

Glad you could join the flock! It's sounds like you are really enjoying your chicken adventures!! It's only natural to want to add more to your flock, I'm afraid it happens to us all. The coop section as drumstick said is a great place for lots ideas on building ~

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
8 Years
Mar 9, 2014
My Coop
My Coop
Welcome to BYC!
As you say you are already planning on many more birds I would definitely suggest that you build for what you will have, not what you do have - take the maximum number you *think* you might want, add a few more, and then use that for your building plan. The coops section mentioned above is a great place to start getting some ideas - and from there you can tweak it to what you want. The "needs" of the birds are pretty basic - enough space and a well-ventilated, draft free area in which to be sheltered from the elements of the climate you live in - - from there all the bells and whistles really boil down to personal preference and what is most convenient for the flock keeper. ......
If you have an idea of the breed(s) you want to add, remember to factor that into your plans as some breeds will have different needs when it comes to coop design.


Chicken Photographer
6 Years
Feb 5, 2015
Hello and :welcome
We are glad you joined us!
Do you like gardening? If so I have the perfect and I mean perfect coop for you! If my flock was smaller I'd have this coop myself! You can make this coop too. I saved a picture of it here it is.


It has an herb garden on top, and egg box on the side, and it is big enough for 4-7 hens. You can make it yourself so you can change stuff about it you don't like or to add something on to it you want.

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