Looking for inspiration on how to house your backyard flock? Check out these DIY chicken coop ideas with plans so you can build your own!
Thinking of raising chickens, but don't know where to put them? A chicken house can range from a low cost DIY pallet chicken coop to an amazing chicken palace with all the bells and whistles!
At a minimum, you should plan to have a spot for nesting that's easily accessible for daily egg retrieval. There should also be an area for your chickens to roam that can be cleaned without a lot of fuss. The rest is up to you!
Many of these DIY coops have downloadable plans so you can build your own. If you know how to use a miter saw or circular saw, you can do this!
Shed Chicken Coop
Shaped like a shed, this homemade chicken coop makes a cute addition to your backyard.
It has a nesting box and you can easily access the eggs from the hinged outside lid. Add a run and your chickens will be living in high style!
DIY Chicken Coop
Your neighbors will be envious of this chicken coop, which features board and batten trim and an arched door. Get the plans to build your own!
Your chickens will be happy egg producers with the 6 foot run attached. There is room for 12 chickens with four nesting boxes.
Large Chicken Coop
Here is another amazing DIY chicken coop that all the chickens will love to live in.
Featuring 5 nesting boxes and a dutch door for easy feeding without having to go inside, this one has it all. You can access the eggs from the outside and it can easily house up to 20 chickens.
DIY Chicken Coop & Run
This little coop looks like a farmhouse and it is so cute! It's functional as well with easy to reach nesting boxes and an outdoor chicken run perfect for 6-8 birds. It's elevated off the ground to provide extra space underneath for roaming.
Red Barn Chicken Coop
This coop is built to look like a traditional red barn. It has so many features, you'll have chickens producing more eggs than you can eat!
It is 32 square feet, big enough for up to 12 chickens, with a drop down side for easy cleaning, and easily accessible nesting boxes for gathering all the eggs.
Chicken Coop Made From Recycled Materials
This perfectly sized chicken coop fits in the corner of your yard and features a door for cleaning and a vented roof to keep your feathered friends from overheating. The attached run will give your girls plenty of room to roam.
This entire building was made almost entirely from recycled materials, proving that you don't have to spend a lot of money to give your chickens a nice home.
Backyard Chicken Coop
Inspired by traditional Kansas style barns, this one can house up to five chickens with plenty of room to wander with the attached run.
This low cost DIY chicken coop was built for a whopping total of just $40, proving that you don't need to spend a fortune for a cute coop!
A-Frame Chicken Coop
Featuring a laying box, hinged doors for easy cleanout, and a roosting pole, this simple chicken coop has everything you need to house happy chickens.
The run underneath gives the chickens plenty of room to move around. According to this builder, your chickens don't need a ladder because they will jump anywhere they need to go but you can still add one if you want to.
DIY Chicken Pen
A raised garden bed and chicken pen all in one! This compact option is great for small yards.
A ramp leads down to the run below and the nesting boxes are easily accessible from the side. The bonus raised planter bed completes your little urban garden.
Chicken Coop with a Pergola Roof
This DIY chicken coop is entirely in the shade to keep the chickens from getting overheated. The nesting section has easy access for clean out and the large walk thru door makes feeding time easy.
Read more to see how to build your own!
Chicken Coop with Large Run
This is a palace for chickens! It has a linoleum floor for easy cleaning and nesting boxes inside. You can house a lot of chickens with this setup.
Your chickens will be really happy with the size of this run. It is 40' x 60' and is 6 feet high. There is even access in case it need to be mowed.
Lean-to Chicken Coop
This budget-friendly chicken coop features four nesting boxes and a covered run. It's big enough for up to 16 chickens.
The board and batten detail gives this chicken house farmhouse charm and will look great in your backyard.
A Frame Chicken Coop
Small and mobile, this DIY chicken coop can be put anywhere. It's designed for 3-5 chickens and is perfect for small yards or urban areas.
Featuring doors on both sides, it makes clean out and egg gathering easy chores. Read more to get the plans for this budget chicken house.
Small DIY Chicken Coop
Measuring 2'x4' and a little over 5" tall, this small chicken coop is perfect for 2-3 chickens or 1 rooster. It's perfect for small yards or urban areas.
The enclosed run underneath has plenty of room for a rooster and you can add nesting boxes inside if you want to use it for hens.
Colorful Chicken Coop
This cheery coop is sturdy and built to last. It features nesting boxes that are accessible from the outside and a run that will give your chickens plenty of room to scratch around.
Windows on both sides allow for plenty of ventilation, and window box planters for flowers to dress it up.
Which of these DIY chicken coop ideas was your favorite? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
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