Our Family Chicken Coop, simple to build.


In the Brooder
Mar 19, 2016
We moved back in December to a large house with 4.3 acres, we have wanted chickens for a while but it was possible in our old house. I looked at literally 100's of chicken coops, videos, plans etc.... and since I have very rudimentary carpentry skills, I needed something that I could build myself. I just couldn't afford to spend $1500 or more on a chicken coop.

So, with the help of my family (wife and 4 kids), we managed to build one that we like very much. We have 10 hens and I think it is big enough for 5 more. The coop itself is 8X4 with a 8 foot run and 8 foot under the coop. This is attached to a 30X50 dog pen that was on the property when we moved in. I installed bird netting over the top of the dog pen to keep out the hawks.

This video was the main inspiration on how I built our coop.


So Here are the pictures.

Just a cute picture of my daughter and our Great Pyrenees.

These pictures were taken about 2 months ago. Let me know if you have any questions.

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