44 Beautiful DIY Chicken Coop Plans You Can Actually Build

by The Happy Chicken Coop
Below we have 44 free DIY chicken coop plans with simple step by step instructions. We will also give you some general guidelines about coops to help smooth the path for you. Let’s Get Started!

Source: The Happy Chicken Coop

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | August 26, 2015

This week’s Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers.
An updated collection of chicken keeping articles from  across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.

August, 26, 2015
Considerations for Keeping a Rooster.
Why are Eggs Sold by the Dozen? | Fresh Eggs Daily®.
Do Different Chicken Egg Colors Taste Different? | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
Speckled Sussex: A Favorite Chicken Breed | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
How To Photograph Your Flock by Kathy Baca from the February/March, 2010 issue of Backyard Poultry | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
Feeding Chickens – An Introductory Guide – BackYard Chickens Community.
About Sex-Links.
5 Favorites: Backyard Chicken Coops for Small Flocks: Gardenista.
Mites & Lice – Health and Common Diseases – The Chicken Vet – Home of the healthy chickens.

 

View 1,200 Chicken Coops and Set-up Ideas

Updated June 2018… and there’s way more than 1,200 coops and set-up ideas now! Thinking of getting chickens? Or is it time to upgrade your current set-up? I’ve collected a ton of ideas on Pinterest that will inspire you.

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10 Chicken Coops That Will Make You Want To House Hens

Creative chicken coop pics found on Huff Post that will inspire you to follow your dream of owning chickens.

 

Chicken Coops, Building it Right the First Time

From the very first coop to the current set-up… it’s been quite a journey at TBN Ranch. I’ve said a million times to build a coop right the first time, if you don’t, you’ll end up spending even more later. Here’s why…
Bargain coops aren’t a bargain if they only hold up for two years and you have to buy another. If they’re too small or hard to clean, chicken keeping becomes an unwanted chore, and that’s especially true in inclement weather.  How do I know? Well, as you can see, I’ve paid my dues…

Bottom line… plan, prepare, and know your goal…  before you buy or build, and always build bigger than you need. If you need ideas on coop types, or entire set-ups, visit me on Pinterest. You’ll find more than a thousand pics of chicken coop types, brooder & nest box ideas, building plans, set-up ideas, and way more.