10 DIY Chicken Coops With Free Plans And Tutorials

If you are brooding baby chicks, the only thing that stands between you and a supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your hens to call home. By six weeks of age they need something more than a cardboard box to live in. It’s time to think of building a chicken coop where they will live, and I’ve prepared for you a whole bunch of DIYs to choose from! Repurposed, reclaimed and from new wood and other materials – here you’ll find everything possible! Let’s get started.

Whether you have a broken swing set on your hands, or your children have simply outgrown it, here’s how to give the A-frame structure a whole new life and turn it into a simple yet very comfy chicken coop! Unbelievable? Then read the tutorial!

DIY upcycled chicken coop (via www.countryliving.com)

DIY upcycled chicken coop (via www.countryliving.com)

Have ducks and afraid to leave then walk around cause of predators around? No problem, you can build a cool coop for them, too! Read here how to make this one to protect your ducks.

DIY functional chicken coop (via thesummeryumbrella.com)

DIY functional chicken coop (via thesummeryumbrella.com)

This small coop is just to let your chicks stay there at night and to let them walk around to eat bugs and get more fresh air. The added bonus of letting your chickens eat bugs is that they will eat less of your store-bought feed which helps bring down your overall cost.

DIY chicken coop for under $50 (via https:)

DIY chicken coop for under $50 (via https:)

This is a DIY green build through and through. All of the wood is reclaimed look how the reclaimed wood and modern design gives us a great mix of style. It’s sort of rustic-modern; an eclectic, eco-friendly style that is very much in keeping with the rest of the garden. The predator-proof coop boasts skylights, vinyl flooring, nesting boxes, roosting bars, and ample ventilation.

DIY stylish chicken coop with predator protection (via www.smallfriendly.com)

DIY stylish chicken coop with predator protection (via www.smallfriendly.com)

This triangle chicken coop is pretty easy to build and it’s painted in patriotic colors: red, blue and white. The underneath of it forms a large run for the hens (8’x6′), and there’s enough room for four hens in the loft.

DIY patriotic red, blue and white chicken coop (via https:)

DIY patriotic red, blue and white chicken coop (via https:)

This coop is far from an eye sore!  It is so beautiful and stylish, it won’t spoil your backyard look! It’s built of old pallets and it didn’t cost a fortune though it accommodates many chickens. Interested? Go read the tutorial!

DIY chicken coop from pallets (via www.avisiontoremember.com)

DIY chicken coop from pallets (via www.avisiontoremember.com)

Have an outdoor playhouse left? An old, unused playhouse can be repurposed into a fabulous DIY chicken coop! Add your own touches to create a really amazing spot for the chickens, paint it to match your backyard style and add all the necessary things inside. Get inspired!

DIY chicken coop from an old playhouse (via dukesandduchesses.com)

DIY chicken coop from an old playhouse (via dukesandduchesses.com)

Here’s a 2V geodesic dome to serve as my chicken house. The dome has a diameter of about 1 meter and is about 50cm high. The triangular entrance is about 30cm on each side. It looks original and unusual, such a piece won’t spoil the décor of your outdoors.

DIY geometric chicken dome (via anthony.liekens.net)

DIY geometric chicken dome (via anthony.liekens.net)

Building a basic chicken coop for a small flock of birds is a solid weekend project for the determined do-it-yourselfer with basic carpentry skills, while the more elaborate coops could easily take several weeks. Read this how to and find out how to plan and build your own coop so that it didn’t become a problem.

how to build a chicken coop (via modernfarmer.com)

how to build a chicken coop (via modernfarmer.com)

Want to learn how to build a chicken coop? Follow these 4 Easy Steps and you’ll have your very own chicken heaven in no time. The space that you have outside your home doesn’t really matter much. It’s so easy, don’t be too surprised. Check it out!

how to build a chicken coop (via https:)

how to build a chicken coop (via https:)

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