Sep 182014

Free Chicken Coop Plans

Let’s face it.  

The biggest start up expense if you want to stChicken Coop Designart raising backyard chickens is buying or building the chicken coop.

Cheap Chicken Coops

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to build a great chicken coop.  Keep in mind, the more chickens you have, the larger your structure will have to be.  If you have any DIY ability, the cheapest way to get a chicken coop is to either modify an existing structure to suite your needs or you can build your own chicken coop.  If you are anything like me, you probably have old scraps of wood, nails, etc laying around just waiting to be used! I know several people that ended up with GREAT chicken coops that cost very little money by using an old play house, a dog house, a horse run in or just used the stuff they had stored in a barn!  Either way, you will have a unique structure that you can modify or build to suite your chickens needs.


Free Chicken Coop Plans

Have you tried going on line and looking for free chicken coop plans that actually had the plans?  I know I have and guess what . . . most of the sites you click on DO NOT have “free plans”.  It drives me crazy!  You can find great pictures online of these fabulous chicken coops but where to you start?  How much wood do you need?  Etc, Etc.  It is very annoying.

One place that I found that actually has FREE CHICKEN COOP PLANS is on Pinterest.  Who knew?  I didn’t but it has turned out to be a great resource.  Click on the chicken house below to see the free plan I found.  Browse around and you will find several different chicken plans that are free and they actually have directions!  Imagine that!  I also found a free plan for the chicken coop below at  You can click the link to the left or the picture below to check it out.

Free chicken coop plan

Chicken Coop Plans

If you can’t find what you want, you can always buy a book of chicken plans that you can either build yourself or give to a contractor to build for you.  A good contractor will be able to take a basic design that you like and either make it smaller or bigger.  I love custom built chicken coops because they are unique and have character.  You are going to be looking at this chicken coop for a long time so why not build something you love!

Are you short on time?  Travis Sago will help you build a chicken coop in just 3 days!  Click here to learn how to get the job done fast.


The bottom line is this – building a chicken coop doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  The fewer chickens you plan to keep, the cheaper it will be to provide adequate housing for them.  Keep in mind that most people who start with just a few chickens, tend to branch out and get a lot more!  So plan for that day if you can.

Have fun!

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