Chicken Coop

Chicken Coop Woodworking Plan

A chicken coop is a place of shelter, a safe retreat for chickens and a place where the hens can lay their eggs. A chicken coop is accompanied by a run, which is the chickens’ outside area. The scope of the run can vary greatly depending on local conditions, the type of predator (wild or domestic) that might be lurking around seeking a free chicken meal and anything else that could be a threat to the well-being of the chicken. These factors will also determine whether the chicken can be free-ranging or confined to a fenced or fully enclosed type of holding pen.

This chicken coop should comfortably house at least eight chickens and generously allows for:

  • 4.5 sq ft (0.4 sq m) of space per chicken
  • 3 nests shared between 8 chickens
  • 9″ (225mm)of perch length for each chicken

The design also allows for:
a bit of a storage area, chicken hatchway (i.e. entrance hole), ample ventilation, ample light and a door that opens inwards and is big enough to enable easy access and cleaning of the chicken coop.

This is a very thorough plan with over 14 pages of information.

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