No matter if you’re a professional carpenter or maybe a newbie, no matter whether you’re looking for a large or small hen house, or when you have a restricted financial budget; this particular Building a Chicken Coop guide helps anyone in order to build a thing of beauty by using the easy-to-follow step-by-step guidelines. absolutely no prior building knowledge is essential. Here is the 100 % free hen house plan to create your own special hen house, make sure to look at the previous parts of plan.
First thing you are going to want to do upon completion of the nesting box lid is miter on edge so it sits flush with the wall when closed (see below).
Note: If you want to cut the seat before assembling the lid, this is perfectly fine. We choose this order so the user can set the assembled lid on the nesting box frame and mark the cuts they will need to make.
- Clamp the plank at a 15° angle.
- Attach your router guide or adjust the table saw.
- Rip or router the planks as shown above. You will need to rip the entire length of the long plank AND the short ends of each of the cross braces.
If you wish use a ¾” (19mm) thick piece of weather tape to cushion the lid. The weather tape should absorb any of the lip and keep the nesting box weather tight.
Attach hinges to the exterior of each of the rear doors and hang in place on the rear door frame. Use a slide bolt on top and bottom to keep the doors locked in place. If you wish, you may also install the slide pins vertically on the inside top and bottom. Vise a drill to drill a hole for the slide pin to anchor the door closed.
Make sure the doors sit flush with the frame. Attach handles as desired.
If you are going to let your chickens run out of the coop run, you may put a slide bolt in the center so you can just open the doors to let them out and slide the pin to close them in.
One more time, use a router with a guide or a table saw to rip a groove down the center edge of a 14′ (4200mm) plank. Cut the entrance door frame and panel as shown below. Assemble in the same manner as rear doors.
Attach hinges to the door frame and hang in the entrance frame. We have allowed ¼” swing to allow the door to swing freely. Apply a strip of weather tape to all sides of the door frame to ensure a weather-tight seal.