The reasons why a lot of chicken folks construct most of the coops? Sure, that you could buy a pre-built coop for your chickens. Why buy something that you can provide for yourself? Here is the free chicken coop plans Part-6 to build your own chicken coop.
- Now would be a good time to build and attach the roost structure. Start by ripping five (5) 10′ (3000mm) 2 x 4 (45 x 90mm) planks down the center lengthwise. Assemble as shown below. Attach one side to the side wall and attach the other support structure flush with the inside edge of the user access frame.
- For the nesting box, rip a 8′ (2400mm) 2 x 4 (45 x 90mm) down the middle lengthwise. Assemble as shown below. Repeat this process for as many nesting s as needed. Space these at the minimum 12″ apart. Spacing will be determined by the average size of fowl to be housed.
- For the nesting box front panel you will need to start by determining what size and type of plywood sheeting you are going to use to sheath the exterior and enclose the structure. We recommend 1/2 (13mm) oak plywood as it is strong and weather resistant.
- Router down the center length of two (2) 10′ (3000mmm) planks on end (we recommend a guard) and a 6′ (1800mm) plank on end (as shown below). Make sure the router matches the width of the plywood to be used. If the bit is too large, the plywood will shift around in the gouge. If the bit is too small the plywood won’t fit.
- Miter the ends and make sure they come together as shown below.
- You should have a small piece of the 6′ (1800mm) piece left with a gouge in one side. Measure and cut the ends square as detailed above. Router down the center of the opposite end so you have a piece with two gouges. Cut a sheet of plywood into two (2) sections as shown below.