How do i build a chicken coop

I need a chicken coop that will be big enough for 13 chickens, I want it raised and I need at least 5 nesting boxes that are easily accessible. With drop pans that are easily cleaned.

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  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 07, 2018
    Look in our Search box for Chicken Coops. Honestly, at that size I would also research on Google and Pinterest for the most efficient siding, roofing, and general suppy information.
    You’re building a small raised shed, which will be extremely heavy. I’m assuming you plan to let them free range, as they’ll be out of “pickings” in the enclosed area in no time at all. If that’s so, I’d suggest you invest in an “automatic door” so they will be safely enclosed at dusk when the foxes come out and you’re running late.
    Be sure, too, that your wire is secured well into the ground to protect against local critters who love chicken and are really good at digging.

  • Jojo Jojo on Jun 30, 2020

    Sounds like you're thinking of building your own chicken coop 🐔🏠


    Whether you have your own farm or are a urban farmer, this is your go to book!


    In addition to the step by step directions on building your own chicken coop, How to Build a Chicken Coop by Bill Keene also provides a great amount of general information such as identifying different chicken breeds, identifying predators, basic chicken care, etc.


    The color pictures throughout the book were great and this book really didn't seem to leave anything out. Perfect for a 4-H kid or really anyone who raises chickens :)


    I am now passing this very informative book along to my good friend Denise who will actually be building a chicken coop in the near future. I know this book will become a valuable resource to her. I highly recommend it!