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Chicken Coops Design and Construction

Chicken coop photos and design ideas from the subscribers of our free Keeping Chickens Newsletter. Many coop design and construction photos as well as detailed descriptions of the building of several traditional - and not so traditional - chicken coops!





If you have decided to keep chickens, you need to be thinking early on about how to house them; no matter how cute those little chicks are, they will grow very quickly, and you can be fairly sure that you won't want them in your own home once fully grown!

Chicken coops range from basic adaptations of an existing dog kennel or shed to full-blown bespoke poultry palaces. There are a lot of possibilities in between but happily only a few requirements; the primary concerns being that the coop should be dry, warm, draft-free (but well ventilated) and secured from predators.

On this site you will find some photos and details of coops from subscribers of my Keeping Chickens Newsletter (a free entertaining and informative online magazine for chicken keepers). There are also a few chicken coop plans available to download.