Free Chicken Coop Plans

Learn How to Build a Chicken Coop for Free

These free chicken coop plans will help give your chickens a nice safe home where they can flourish. A good chicken coop will make your chickens happy and laying lots of eggs.

Building a chicken coop is a fairly simple weekend project. The free chicken coop plans below include blueprints, material lists, and building instructions, making it an easy and low-cost option over buying a chicken coop.

These free chicken coop plans are available in a variety of sizes ranging from very small to large hen houses. Most of the plans can be altered to change the size of the final chicken coop as well.

You can find more free woodworking plans such as shed plans, bird house plans, cat tree plans, greenhouse plans, dog house plans, bookcase plans, workbench plans, rabbit hutch plans, deer stands, picnic table plans, deck plans, gazebo plans, pergola plans, cabin plans, and house plans.

Free Chicken Coop Plans at BackYard Chickens

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Your first stop for free chicken coop plans should be BackYard Chickens. They have more than a thousand plans for small, medium, and large coops as well as chicken tractors, incubators, brooders, and waterers/feeders.

The only downside of this website is that all the free chicken coop plans are user submitted, so the quality and details of the plans really vary. More

Awesome Chicken Coop Plan from The Home Depot

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The Hope Depot has a free chicken coop plan that mimics the classic red barn. This smart design makes it 32 square feet and able to hold up to 12 chickens.

Included in this free chicken coop plan is a materials list, tools list, and step-by-step building instructions with corresponding photos and diagrams. More

Urban Chicken Coop Plan from The Tangled Nest

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This free plan will help you build a small chicken coop that's perfect for your backyard. It's a 6x3 raised coop with an outside area to keep your chickens active and happy.

Photos and diagrams, along with a very cool infographic, will help you build this chicken coop. More

The Palace Chicken Coop by Steamy Kitchen

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Here's a free chicken coop plan called "The Palace" that may be small in size, but is big in style and function.

Lots of photos, diagrams, and blueprints will get you started building this chicken coop palace in no time. More

Chicken Coop Project at BuildEazy

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You'll be able to house 8 chickens with this free chicken coop plan with extra room for storage and a hatchway.

This free chicken coop plan includes lots of details including plans from all different sides, details about measurements, a material list, nesting box plans, and information about how to install ventilation. More

Portable Chicken Mini-Coop Plan at Mother Earth News

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This portable chicken coop plan will make a quick day project because it incorporates an already built barn-style doghouse along with fencing to create a haven for your chickens.

The price is right too, with the material list coming in under $100. More

Free Chicken Coop Blueprints at Lovetoknow

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This free chicken coop plan is for a stationary chicken coop that's very easy to build and quite weather resistant.

Click on the link in the How to Use This Coop section that says Chicken Coop Blueprints and Plans, to open a PDF file of the free chicken coop plan. The PDF includes a material list, building instructions, and blueprints. More

Free Chicken Coop Plan by Downeast Thunder Farm

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Downeast Thunder Farm has a lovely free chicken coop plan that builds a 4x8 chicken coop that includes a yard, run, clean outdoor, and electricity.

Download the free chicken coop plans as a PDF file for blueprints. There are also plenty of construction pictures to help you out. More

Portable Poultry Pen by PVC Plans

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This free chicken coop plan is super easy to put together because it's primarily made out of PVC pipes.

There are three different styles of PVC chicken coops available here including a smaller option that would fit in a backyard. More

Free Chicken Coop Plan at MyOutdoorPlans

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The woodworking plans at MyOutdoorPlans are easy to follow along with because they provide exploded, detailed views of, in this case, a chicken coop.

This chicken coop measures 72" long and 48" wide. It should take less than a day to build.  More

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