Build Your Own Boat

We Review The Best Sites For Boat

  Plans and Easy To Build Instructions

There is a load of information on the web to help you build your own coop, from very good, right through to very bad....

Hi! My name is Mike. My family and I keep chickens, and have done for 3 years now. We started off with a couple, and now have eleven, living in a coop at the bottom of our garden.

They're contented, healthy and safe, and laying very well.

We're on our third coop. The first small one I bought ($220 - ouch), and set about getting the second when we decided to increase our flock. Looking at the wrong end of $500, I decided to build my own.....

To be honest, I'm an ok DIYer and sketched out my ideas, using the important points on this page, but structurally the thing was a disaster. One decent windy night and I didn't think I'd be counting my chickens in the morning!

So I got surfing and found several sites offering plans and easy build instructions. I bought a few guides, and checked out as much information as I could online. The guides were much more comprehensive than the advice on forums etc, with most having a variety of coop plans, clear diagrams and easy to follow sequences.

It took a couple of weekends, but with a little help from my wife, I built a solid, safe, and if I say so myself, pretty good looking coop for under $170 all in.

If your building your first, or need plans for a different coop, the three guides below are recommended. Good Luck!


How To Build A Chicken Coop In 3 Days

A long title, but this guide really delivers. It has several plans to cover different sizes and budgets, but it is the quality of the instructions and the ability to build a great looking coop using only 'normal' tools (no workshop required) that clinched it.

All of the critical precautions and advice on positioning, security and materials are covered, as well as clever design tips to make your coop as maintenance friendly as possible.

The build instructions are clear and precise, going from laying out to final completion in logical stages. It actually took me four days to build my coop....but I won't hold it against them (operator error.....).

The guide comes complete with bonus information on chicken rearing, also includes membership to a forum where you can ask questions and find answers to any chicken related queries. It is currently offering a bonus 50 additional coop plans too!

If you're a beginner, or have some experience already, this guide contains all the information you could ever need to build your own well designed coop.

Don't let the appearance of the website put you off - the information in this guide is A1.

Highly Recommended.

Click Here to Visit the Official Site Now!


How To Build A Chicken Coop - Backyard Plans

This was close, and to be fair could almost share the top spot with our No#1 pick. The guide is written by an experienced chicken farmer, and provides a selection of plans depending on your space and budget.

The plans are very clearly laid out, and particular attention is paid to materials, to enable you to build a quality coop at the lowest price. No 'special' tools are needed either.

Our No#1 scored higher because of the supplemental information it provided on raising chickens, and the additional plans- if you already have some experience or have other information available, then this guide could be for you as it is a few dollars cheaper.

Follow this and you'll build a coop you will be proud of.

Click Here to Visit the Official Site Now!


Chicken DIY Guides

This guide focuses on building a good, solid coop at the lowest price possible - they managed to get all their materials together for under $100!

There isn't the variety of plans as in our top 2 choices, but if you're on a tight budget and are prepared to adapt where necessary, this guide will provide all you need to build a cheap (but not nasty) coop for up to 8 chickens.

If DIY is not your thing, there is an additional guide provided to show how to mark up and cut all of your component parts prior to building - this may be simplistic for some but if you'd rather concentrate on your chickens rather than building your coop, it could be a godsend.

There are additional bonuses on chicken raising, and, uniquely, access to videos on various chicken related subjects.

If you're on a tight budget with limited building skills, this will be right up your street.

Click Here to Visit the Official Site Now!

Three Important Things To Remember...

1. Positioning. Cool in Summer, warm in Winter, dry in the rain.

2. Easy to clean. Do it quick and often. Sickness and disease are a disaster

3. Protection. Predators will find their way through any weak point - even underneath



Recomended reading if you are just starting out with chickens

Incredible Chickens ebook

Incredible Chickens

All the information you could ever need, from a guy like you and me who started from scratch, and made a few mistakes along the way.

In the ebook Martin describes:-

- How to get started

- What do chickens eat?

- How to keep birds healthy

- Raise for eggs or meat?

- And a multitude of other questions we all have at the beginning, are answered in a clear and understandable way, from someone who has had to find answers for himself.

Click Here To Visit Site



HOME | Contact Us | Privacy | Site Map | Brickyard 400