Homemade Chicken Coop


Backyard chickens are great at eating kitchen scraps and bugs in the garden (and providing free eggs in return), but they do need somewhere safe at night, from predatory animals.

That’s why you need a chicken coop if you have chickens in your yard. Here’s a homemade coop that impressed us. If you have chickens in your backyard, we’re sure you’ll appreciate both its functionality and specifications.

Homemade Chicken Coop - Hen house siding

This coop has a design and layout that makes it easier for owners to tend to the chickens. Its walls are made with hardware cloth, providing great ventilation inside the coop. This prevents odor from building up inside. Plus, it gives a good view of the entire interior when making a quick check on the chickens. When it’s time to collect some eggs, you can do so with ease through a box located on its side.

While this coop is not a low-cost project, we believe it’s still one of the best-designed chicken sheds for the convenience it provides.

What do you think of this chicken coop? Is there any more room for improvement?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 1″ Thick Timber
  • 2×2 Timber
  • 1/2″ Hardware Cloth
  • Clear Suntuf Panels
  • Bricks
  • Hinges
  • Screws
  • Rope
  • Drawer Handles
  • Bolt Locks
  • Plexiglass

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw

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Thanks to Tinkering Lab for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here…

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