1. Coach C

    Coach C Songster

    Mar 13, 2014
    I have been in the EARLY stages of planning my coop, and have gone through tons of plans. I am thinking of having from 4-8 birds in my flock. Does anyone have any great plans or layouts they would share to accommodate that number? I have looked through the coops on here, but I am a step-by-step visual person. Thanks for the help!
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Look up Garden Coop and Wichita Coop they are a bit small for more than 4 but maybe you can modify the plans to be larger.

    Buying a shed from a big box store then adding windows nets roost and such can be a viable alternative to building from scratch.

    Look at My Coop under my screen name for the step by step building of my coop and run.
  3. Chick345

    Chick345 In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2014
    Wanachee WA
    When we move to our new place a couple years ago we had two extra sheds on our property. We (my husband and I) just attached chicken wire to the sides of one of the sheds to make a run.Then he made nesting boxes inside the shed (he made the boxes out of wood and filled them with straw. They just sit on the ground), we also found some old ladders made out of wood and attached that to two of the walls to make roosts. and cut out a door for our gals and VIOLA a chicken coop. didn't cost us a thing! the chicken wire was given to us by neighbors.
    Do you have an extra shed? OR our neighbors made theirs out of a dog house.

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  4. Coach C

    Coach C Songster

    Mar 13, 2014
    Thanks for the input! I saw a coop the other day that had the run attaching to their raised bed garden. Does anyone know the coop I am talking about. Raised beds are also on my project list right now... not enough time in the day!

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