DIY Chicken Coop

Project Added: March 24, 2017

  • Chicken Coop
  • Chicken Coop
  • Chicken Coop
  • Chicken Coop
  • Chicken Coop

Provide the space your chickens need to be happy, healthy, comfortable and productive. This customizable coop, built with Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors and fasteners, provides roomy and secure housing for three large birds or numerous smaller ones.

FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Circular saw (optional: chop saw)
  • Power drill with Phillips bit and Torx bit
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Speed square
  • Staple gun

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE® CONNECTORS AND FASTENERS

LUMBER

  • (21) pieces 2x2 x 8'
  • (3) pieces 2x4 x 8'
  • (1) pieces 2x1 x 8'
  • (1) pieces 1x10 x 8'
  • (8) pieces 3/8" x 3/8" x 3'
  • (1) pieces 4' x 8' x 1/2" plywood
  • (2) pieces 4' x 8' x 1/2" plywood siding panel

OTHER MATERIALS

  • (5) Hinges
  • (3) Slide locks

DOWNLOAD PLANS

NOTES

  1. It is recommended that water-resistant sheathing or a water barrier be used.
  2. It is recommended that water-resistant lumber such as redwood or cedar is used. If you use pine, use a water-resistant finish on the wood to extend the life of the chicken coop.