Build A Backyard Chicken Coop - It's Easier Than You Think!

By: Ollie Phelps

If you're interested in learning more about how to build a backyard chicken coop, then this article was written with you in mind. Specifically, we're going to talk about picking the right design, planning everything before you start building, and why it's a wise decision to build one yourself. By the time you have finished reading this article, you'll be confident about building your own coop.

Let's start by talking about how to pick the right design. The first thing to consider is the size and style of the chicken coop. You'll need to take into account the size of your backyard, and how much space you have available for the coop. Also, you need to think about the location - because it's important that your chicken coop doesn't become damp, or becomes easy access for various predators.

Next, you need to make a plan before you even think about building. Make sure you have a complete, detailed, step-by-step plan to follow - to make sure you don't make any mistakes, and to make it an easy, quick project. If you don't have woodworking experience, it pays to find a blueprint for you to follow. You can find blueprints online for a few dollars, and they are usually fully illustrated - which makes things easy.

You'll also need a detailed materials list to make sure you have everything you need before you start building. You'll need wood, cinder blocks, chicken wire, nails, screws and more. If you're following a blueprint, or you're putting together a kit, you should already have a materials list.

While it may sound like it could be complicated to do this yourself, especially if you're not a "practical" person when it comes to woodworking, it really is worthwhile building your own chicken coop.

Of course, you could buy a prebuilt one - but they are very expensive, and usually require you to put them together anyway. If you have the right blueprint to follow, building your own coop from scratch really is easy as falling off a log.