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Chicken Coop Plans – Design #2 – Step-By-Step

Chicken coop plans, design #2, plans include a free PDF download, illustrated step-by-step details, shopping list, and cutting list.

Chicken Coop Plans – Design #2 – Overview

Chicken Coop Plans – Design #2 – 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

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

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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

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

chicken coop plans - design #2 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

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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

chicken coop plans - design #2 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

chicken coop plans - design #2 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.

chicken coop plans - design #2 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

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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2 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

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