Choose your coop’s best location, gather the gear and materials you need to build a coop. Now construct a coop from the ground up. Here is the chicken coop designs to build your own coop. Make sure to check out the previous parts, click the link for the previous parts of this free chicken coop plans.
You can Without glue or attachments, assemble as shown below. Do not attach until you are certain the pieces will come together snugly. If the pieces fit together and everything looks good, go ahead and run a bead of glue down each gouge and assemble all of the pieces to form the front panel shown below.
We recommend allowing the glue time to dry before attaching with screws as a nail gun can break the oak plywood. Also, drill pilot holes for the screws, you will only have one shot at getting the screw in the right place. Hold the drill straight up or sideways and drill straight into the plywood sheet from the outside.
So, far, the structure should start coming together as shown below. If you want to open the front panel do not attach it to the structure. We are going to make it so the user can clean the nesting boxes easily. If you do not want the front panel to open, go ahead and attach it to the structure.
You will need to rip four (4) 10′ (3000mm) planks as shown below. These are going to form the crown. Use a circular or table saw and make sure you have the correct pitch of 15°.
Place the rafters in place as shown above (inside the side supports). You can use 5″ screws, but, if you want a really strong structure, use a metal plate and bolt the rafters through the rafters and through the side supports. You may even use two plates and bolt completely through.
Be careful around the door header. If you wish to screw it together, that is fine. If you want to still bolt, line up the top bolt hole with the header and use a lag screw through the door frame into the header. Attach the frame as regular. You will want to use round head bolts and face the bolts outward away from the entrance. Do not use a plate on the inside, it will interfere with the door swing. Use washers to take the load on the rafter.
Also, be careful around the front crown. If you do decide to use bolts and plates, like the door frame, use lag screws through the frame and crown. You will need a smooth face for a front wall plank.