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4×4 Chicken Coop Plans with Chicken Run – Instant Download

4×4 chicken coop plans, plans include a free PDF download, illustrated step-by-step details, shopping list, and cutting list.

Chicken run shown measures 4×8, download these plans for the chicken coop and run below.

4×4 Chicken Coop Plans – Overview

4×4 Chicken Coop Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

19 – 2×4 – 8′

8 – 2×6 – 8′

3 – 1×4 – 8′

3 – 5/8″ t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet

2 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

1 – 2×8 – 8′

1 – 1×2 – 8′

3 1/2″ nails

2″ nails

1 1/4″ finishing nails

2 1/2″ deck screws

12 – 3/8″ diameter 3 1/2″ galvanized carriage bolts, nuts, and washers

2 – hinges

shingles

roofing felt

roof tacks

roof staples

Cutting List

Cutting List

Floor

2 – 2×6 – 3′ 9″

11 – 2×6 – 4′

4 – 2×6 – 2′ 2″

4 – 2×4 – 2′ 2″

Wall Frame

4 – 2×4 – 4′

12 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″

4 – 2×4 – 3′ 5″

1 – 2×4 – 3′ 2″

1 – 2×4 – 2′ 7 1/2″

Roof

6 – 2×4 – 3′ 10 1/2″

5 – 2×4 – 4′

4 – 2×4 – 5′ 1 1/4″

2 – 1/2″ plywood – 5′ 4 1/4″

Exterior siding

1 – 5/8″ t1-11 exterior siding – 2′ 6″ x 4′

1 – 5/8″ t1-11 exterior siding – 4′ 5/8″ x 4′

1 – 5/8″ t1-11 exterior siding – 6′ 7 1/4″ x 4′

Door

2 – 1×4 – 4′

1 – 1×4 – 3′ 1″

2 – 1×4 – 3′ 8 1/2″

1 – 1×4 – 2′ 6″

Building the Chicken Coop Floor

4x4 chicken coop plans, building the chicken coop floor.

The deck for this chicken coop will measure 4′ wide x 4′ deep. Drill pilot holes and assemble the floor with 3 1/2″ nails, 2 1/2″ deck screws, and carriage bolts. Begin with A and B, next build the legs, C and D, nail 3 1/2″ nails through C and into D. Once the legs are assembled attach them to the floor frame, drill holes and attach legs with 3 1/2″ galvanized carriage bolts, nuts, and washers. Finish the floor by installing the 2×6 floor deck.

A – 2 – 2×6 – 3′ 9″

B – 2 – 2×6 – 4′

C – 4 – 2×6 – 2′ 2″

D – 4 – 2×4 – 2′ 2″

E – 9 – 2×6 – 4′ (rip one 2×6 to 4″ floor deck should measure 4’x4′ make adjustments if needed.

Framing the Chicken Coop Walls

4x4 chicken coop plans back wall frame.

Build the back wall frame using two 2×4’s 4′ long, and three 2×4’s 3′ 9″ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x4 chicken coop plans front wall frame.

Build the front wall frame by cutting two 2×4’s to 4′ long, and four 2×4’s to 3′ 9″ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x4 chicken coop plans right wall frame.

Build the right wall frame using two 2×4’s 3′ 5″ long and three 2×4’s 3′ 9″ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x4 chicken coop plans left wall frame.

Build the left wall frame by cutting two 2×4’s to 3′ 5″ long, two 2×4’s to 3′ 9″ long, one 2×4 to 3′ 2″ long, and one 2×4 to 2′ 7 1/2″ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

4x4 chicken coop plans install wall frames

Install the walls into place, nail 3 1/2″ nails through the wall frame and into the floor deck and frame.

Do not nail into the bottom plate of the door entrance, cut and remove, see illustration above for details.

Cutting the Rafters and Building the Roof Truss

4x4 chicken coop plans rafter and crossbeam details.

Cut the roof rafters (A), cut six 2×4’s to 3′ 10 1/2″ long, cut one end of the 2×4 as shown on illustration above.

Cut the roof crosspieces (B), cut three 2×4’s to 4′ long, cut both ends in opposite directions as shown on illustration above.

4x4 chicken coop plans assemble the roof truss.

Assemble the roof truss as shown on illustration above. Cut gussets (C) from scrap siding, or roof deck and assemble with 2″ nails.

4x4 chicken coop plans install roof truss.

Install the roof truss as shown on illustration above, use 3 1/2″ nails, toe nail through the truss and into the wall frame.

Installing the Chicken Coop Nest Box

4x4 chicken coop plans, install the chicken coop nest box.

See “chicken coop nest box plans” to build the nest box. Once the nest box has been built attach it to the chicken coop as shown on illustration above. Use 3 1/2″ carriage bolts, nuts, and washers.

The shopping list for the chicken coop plans does not contain the material needed for the nest box. See the chicken coop nest box plans for shopping list.

Cutting and Installing Exterior Siding

4x4 chicken coop plans install exterior siding.

The siding used is T1-11 exterior siding.

  • Cut out a piece of siding for the left wall to 2′ 6″ x 4′
  • Cut out a piece of siding for the right wall to 4′ 5/8″ x 4′
  • Cut out two pieces of siding for the front and back to 6′ 7 1/4″ x 4′ ( the easiest way to cut the roof line is by installing it into place then cutting)

Use 1 1/4″ finishing nails to install siding.

Cut out the front door opening, the piece that has been cut out will be used to make the door. Next cut a small door on the right siding as shown on illustration above, illustration shows a 1’x1′ door opening.

Installing the Roof Trim

4x4 chicken coop plans rafter supports.

Cut two 2×4’s to 5′ 1 1/4″ long, these 2×4’s will be used to make the overhang to the chicken coop roof. The roof rafters and siding will need to be notched to attach these 2×4’s, see illustration above for details. Attach the 2×4’s to the roof truss using 3 1/2″ nails.

chicken coop plans - design #2 roof trim cut details

Cut four 2×4’s to 4′ long for the front and back roof trim. Cut one end of the 2×4’s as shown on illustration above.

4x4 chicken coop plans roof trim.

Cut two 2×4’s to 5′ 1 1/4″ long for the roof side trim. Install the roof trim as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Installing the Roof Deck

4x4 chicken coop plans roof deck.

Cut two sheets of 1/2″ plywood to 5′ 4 1/4″ x 4′, install the roof deck using 2″ nails.

Building the Chicken Coop Door

4x4 chicken coop plans door trim.

Cut two 1×4’s to 4′ long and one 1×4 to 3′ 1″ long. Attach the 1×4 trim around the door 1 1/4″ finishing nails.

4x4 chicken coop plans building the door.

Cut two 1×4’s to 3′ 8 1/2″ long and one 1×4 to 2′ 6″ long. Attach the 1×4 trim to the door using 1 1/4″ finishing nails. Install the door hinges and install door.

Finishing Details

4x4 chicken coop plans chicken coop plans.

Install the roof felt and shingles.

The ladder shown on illustration above is built using a 2×8 board and 1×2 nailed to the 2×8. Build a chicken roost for the inside of the coop.

See “chicken coop run plans” to build the chicken run.

The shopping list for the chicken coop plans does not contain the material needed for the chicken coop run. See the chicken coop run plans for shopping list.
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16 comments

  1. Just finished chicken coop.. not ur plan but got an idea from yours.. built a shed 10×8 she’d from ur plan couple of years ago.. without any plan but dint waste much wood chicken run is in process I’ll update when finished

  2. My hens free range all day and only need to coop up safe @ night . How many will this house ??

  3. Thank you for sharing your chicken coop plan. Love it ! Will attempt to journey this route for my baby chicks !

  4. Thanks for th plans

  5. Hi I would like to know how to add windows and ventilation to this coop which they say is very important for chickens. Ive never built anything this big before but you do make it look doable! Thank you!
    Kelly

  6. We like this but really need it to be 4 x 6. Don’t suppose you have plans and a shopping list for those dimensions??

  7. Kelly, im in the middle of building this coop and added a few windows. One thing to consider is that if you build exactly like the plans you will have open space between the top of the walls and the roof trusses. These will end up being abt 6″ high the entire length of the right and left sides. I didnt feel like this was sufficient so decided to frame in some windows. I would be happy to send you pics but this site wont let me include my email address in the actual post. Keeps telling my post was flagged as spam.

    Chris

    • You can try reaching out to me on pinterest

    • Good point about the open eaves for ventilation. Are you putting hardware cloth in the openings to prevent rodents from enter the coop through there?

      • So what i did was run my siding all the way to the roof and than cut 6- 2″ holes in the siding. I put hardware cloth on the inside to cover the holes. However, you can just stop your siding at the rafter and install hardware cloth to fill the holes.

  8. The coop plans are nice and it’s very kind of you to provide them.
    However, even 6 2″ holes will not be enough ventilation. Chickens poop ALL night long and the droppings are very wet. Without adequate ventilation, your birds will be susceptible to respiratory diseases. I recommend you cut a rectangular opening near the apex and cover it with hardware cloth. Even a 6 x 6 inch opening will give you double the ventilation of 6 2″ holes. Then position the roost bar so the birds heads are below the opening and the roost bars are higher than the nest boxes. (That latter part is important to keep them from roosting in and fouling the nest boxes and eggs.)
    Again, thank you. A lot of people are getting chickens and the store bought coops are JUNK!

  9. The measurements for the side walls of 3′ 5″ is incorrect, right?? Shouldn’t it be 3’4″? Am I missing something?

  10. Where’s the roost?

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