Have you named your chickens yet? If not, maybe it’s time, because you are just about to discover the chicken coop plans you’ve been looking for to build your own! With food autonomy’s popularity on the rise, people are finding ways to produce a larger quantity of quality food on their own.
Esteban here at tinktube decided to create his DIY chicken coop, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to develop and test out these plans. His project turned out great! Of course, these are only guidelines to help you get started. You’ll be able to adjust the dimensions and other details to the specificities of your own backyard and to the number of chickens you’ll get!
By the way, you’ll want to read this post until you reach the 4th step: we’re working hard to build the community and giving out promo codes in this post. All you have to do is share some pics of your projects with us!
1. The parts you’ll need
Before you start building your project, make sure you get the following parts from your local merchants or online:
- Nest boxes
- Roofing panel
- Exterior surfaces
- Coop floor
- Chicken wire
*Instead of buying surfaces, you may have some in your home that are no longer in use and could be given a second life: It’s better for the environment, and also a great way to save money!
And here is the list of tinktube parts to build the frame:
|30||Pipe end cap plastic||AP-ICAP||Buy now|
|2||Swivel stopper metal||AS-SWIVEL||Buy now|
|1||5/8" Screw to reinforce zinc-box of 100||FA-A85/8||Buy now|
|46||Tee connector black fitting set||HJ-1||Buy now|
|19||3 way corner black connector set||HJ-2K||Buy now|
|10||4 way cross black connector set||HJ-3||Buy now|
|1||3 way cross black connector set||HJ-4||Buy now|
|7||Double pipe hinge black connector set||HJ-23||Buy now|
|31||1-1/16" x 92" White steel pipe||PT-92-WH||Buy now|
2. The cut list
To make your life easier, here’s the cut list to move forward in your chicken coop plans! This is where you’ll need a T-cutter, if you don’t already have one. And remember: everything is adjustable, so customize it however you need!
|A||6||75 15/16 in|
|B||2||73 1/8 in|
|C||2||71 15/16 in|
|D||3||67 15/16 in|
|E||15||43 15/16 in|
|F||2||39 15/16 in|
|G||2||33 1/4 in|
|H||3||31 15/16 in|
|I||9||30 5/8 in|
|J||3||28 5/8 in|
|L||5||27 15/16 in|
|M||2||19 3/16 in|
|N||2||15 3/8 in|
|O||2||15 5/16 in|
|P||7||9 7/16 in|
|Q||3||8 3/8 in|
|R||4||5 1/4 in|
3. The build (the fun part)
Now that all the pipes are cut and you’ve gathered all the connectors, you’re ready to start building your project: here is step 3 of these chicken coop plans!
First, you’ll build the structure. After that, you’ll get to choose the surfaces you want to add to your DIY chicken coop. You’ll find great surface options at your local hardware store, like Home Depot or Ace!
The tinktube joint sets are assembled with bolts that require one of the following tools -you might already have this at home-:
|Hex drill bit set (x5)||T-BIT||Buy now|
|T handle wrench||T-HANDLE||Buy now|
4. You’re ready to welcome your hens!
Now, we hope you’ve thought about the names while you read these chicken coop plans because it’s time to bring your hens into their new home!
10% PROMO CODE!
If you decide to build this project, we’d be absolutely thrilled to see some pictures! Please send us your pics at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to send you a 10% OFF promo code to thank you!
This free plan includes all the instructions you need to build your project or adapt it however you want. You can then buy all the parts online, including the few tools you’ll need to cut the pipes and assemble the fittings. Let the fun begin!