My Functional And Eye Catching Chicken Coop Design

Well, my friends, the weather is getting colder, and we are wrapping up all our summer and fall projects. This year we have been so busy building and adding to our property. We have spent our efforts outside, creating new exciting spaces on our land. We have built a goat house, which now houses 2 goats, created a gorgeous tree house for the kids, and our last project of the summer was our farmhouse chicken coop with a functional yet pretty chicken coop design. Its the best hen house on the block, if I do say so myself.

Gorgeous chicken coop design ideas, complete with tin roof, board and batten, a dutch door and stylish outdoor solar lights!

If you are new here, welcome! If you have been here before, you will know I just don’t tolerate functional. There has to be a marriage of function and appearance. This definitely hold true with our chicken coop design. Before I start showing all the pictures and gushing over my love for this chicken coop and the chickens in it…lets talk about what our thought process was and why we built it the way we did.


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First and foremost…we wanted to focus on reusing, repurposing, and recycling old wood and products for this chicken coop. We also wanted to be very budget minded, spending as little to build this giant chicken coop. Can we do it? Keep scrolling to see!

I spent a good amount of time on Pinterest getting some chicken coop ideas for our chicken coop DIY. There is so much information there, I was able to get a good idea of things I did and didn’t want.

We created this chicken coop design on a piece of paper, as we sat in our backyard figuring out what would work best for the area we had chosen to build it. As of now there are no chicken coop floor plans but we could create them if there is enough interest.

There were so many concerns we needed to address and I think we have crossed all of them off our list.

The bottom line is that chickens are messy and dirty, but I wanted to create a space where they could be happy, and I could enjoy the chores of cleaning and maintaining the area while getting those yummy eggs.  

We started by ordering our baby chicks online at Meyer Hatchery. I knew once they were on their way, we needed to begin our project. They spent 6 weeks in our garage in their brood box, and that was just the right amount of time for us to finish their chicken coop. 

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Why we do not have 100 percent free-range chickens:

We decided long ago, that our backyard chickens would not be free roaming, and completely free range. We had many reasons for this, the biggest one being predators in the area. We have mountain lions, foxes, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, ferrel cats, eagles, hawks, and neighborhood dogs. All of which I really did not want to worry about. So, the first thing we needed to address was creating a chicken coop and chicken run that would be as predator proof as we could get it. Obviously I don’t think it would ever contend with a bear, but if that ever happened we would be shocked entirely. So we focused on the things we knew we could prevent.

So, since we are keeping our chickens in their coop and run, it needed to be a bit larger, granted I think ours is a bit larger than it needed to be, but the chickens are so happy, and we never do anything half way! They have tons of space and I think it worked out well.

How we created a chicken coop and run perfect for our chickens:

The chicken run needed a roof to protect our little chickens from all the predators and I liked the idea of having a large place that they could run, and play while being protected from the sun and rain. This chicken coop DIY needed to check off all those important concerns.

The chicken coop design:

Gorgeous chicken coop design ideas, complete with tin roof, board and batten, a dutch door and stylish outdoor solar lights!

The coop also needed to be large enough for the 11 chickens we have. The size of your flock will dictate the size of your coop. We wanted them to have enough square foot space for each chicken, as well as a roaming area. As we were building our coop people commented on how large it was and that it must be my husbands new quarters….haha! Well, there is a good reason for that. The coop is actually half storage for our chicken and goat feed and supplies. I was in desperate need of a place to put their things that were near them, instead of in our garage which is quite a ways away. 

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So, we addressed this by cutting the coop in half, using half as the coop and half as storage. It just looks like a glorious large mansion for the chickens! We added a tongue and groove wood floor to the storage half of the coop. This makes it easy for me to sweep up the dust and feathers that seem to show up everyday. The coop side was left as dirt so that they could scratch and enjoy their dust baths(which are hilarious by the way).

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We store their feed in a large metal trash can. Its cute and keeps all the critters out!

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We also needed to address how were were going to access our eggs without having to tromp around in the coop. We originally were going to build nesting boxes that were accessible to the outside but we decided we had plenty of room inside the coop and built the nesting boxes into the wall that divided the coop from the storage. 

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This way, we have easy access, we can go in, fill their feed and check for eggs all at the same time. I am really excited to start finding fresh eggs in them! As it is, our chickens are only 3 months old, so it will be a couple more months before we start getting them. Hopefully having a happy place will keep egg production


So, let’s talk about our large chicken house project. 

We started by building a simple semi rectangular shed. We added two windows that are west facing, and they get wonderful afternoon sun that keeps the coop cozy through the night. They are also functional and open like an awning window. They have wire covering them, to protect the chickens from predators. You want to have great ventilation for your chickens. Proper air flow (different from being drafty) is super important to a healthy flock.

Gorgeous chicken coop DIY! Love all the features of this chicken coop design!

We built a wall cutting the coop in half. We kept this as a half wall, so that we could hopefully keep some of the dust down, and allow the chickens the appearance that the space is more open. I like being able to see them when I come in. They are often chilling on the roosts we have built. 

Chicken coop roosting bars, nesting box ideas and more

Under the roosts, I built a wood platform that allows them to poop all over, but I can easily sweep it off, making it so much easier to clean. I know they poop everywhere, but I find they poop the most when they are roosting, so this helps to maintain this and make it easier to clean.

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We built a small door that they can use to go in and out, with a door we can slide down at night to keep the warm and cozy and out of the wind. I know, it sounds like I am spoiling my chickens…and I suppose I am…but thats okay! They are happy chickens and so very sweet! They are sweet with the kids and the kids love them too.

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I want to talk about the roof for a minute. We decided to use a corrugated tin roof for many reasons. We really wanted to use shakes as we have on our goat house and tree house, but we ran out and they are so pricey and time consuming, so we opted for something a bit more economical option. Plus, I have wanted to use the tin roof in some of my designs so this seemed the perfect time.

Gorgeous chicken coop ideas including dutch doors, stylish solar outdoor lights, and so much more!

We decided to break up the roof lines by running the run opposite of the coop, giving us that T shaped roof. I love how it is broken up and gives it dimension.

Gorgeous chicken coop ideas including dutch doors, stylish solar outdoor lights, and so much more!

Last, my husband built the dutch door on the front of the coop to compliment the ones on the goat shed and tree house.

Gorgeous chicken coop design ideas, complete with tin roof, board and batten, a dutch door and stylish outdoor solar lights!

I love, love this door and right now, we are leaving it stained…but one day I may paint it….we shall see. It’s great being able to shut the bottom door and leave the top open to allow fresh air for the chickens on warm days. This prevents dogs from getting in as well.

Gorgeous chicken coop design ideas, complete with tin roof, board and batten, a dutch door and stylish outdoor solar lights!

The chicken run design:

 More chicken coop ideas…..we chose to have a covered run! It was the best choice for our environment. We wanted a place that protected them from inclement weather or predators.

Gorgeous chicken coop design ideas, complete with tin roof, board and batten, a dutch door and stylish outdoor solar lights!

The roof and door wall of this chicken run is the star in my opinion. My husband created a gorgeous looking new home for our chickens.

Gorgeous chicken coop design ideas, complete with tin roof, board and batten, a dutch door and stylish outdoor solar lights!

We installed beams and cross beams on the roof, and used 2 by 4’s on the walls of the run. We installed one set of studs building out the entire run, and then we stapled our chicken wire to the studs and then we sandwiched it by adding another 2 by 4 on top of the chicken wire.  You can also use hardware cloth.

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Happy chickens in their stylish and functional chicken coop DIY

This will hopefully prevent any predators from being able to tear or pry the chicken wire off. It’s as predator proof as we could get it.  

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My husband built all the doors on the chicken coop and run. I am obsessed with the main door on the chicken run as well as the dutch door on the front of the coop. I could not stress enough how important it was that I did not have to duck down to get into the coop or the run, and my tall husband can do it too! I wanted it to be functional and still beautiful. I wanted to have some ease to the design that made our life just a bit easier.  

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All the doors lock from the outside but have a mechanism that allows us to pull a wire to open from the inside which will prevent me from being locked in with my chickens:)

Lighting for our chicken coop design:

With so many chicken coop ideas swarming around in my brain, I knew I wanted some kind of lighting.

I was really unsure whether or not I wanted to add electricity to our chicken coop design. I opted to not have any, just for safety sake. But, I also wanted to have some lighting on the outside that was decorative and functional. I searched high and low and finally came across these gorgeous solar farmhouse barn style lights.  They are the perfect addition!

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These solar lights light up when the sun goes down, and recharge during the day. They give the perfect amount of light in the evenings when we are out locking up and making sure all is well. I love them!!! The only thing I don’t love about them is their solar panels, which you can see in some of our images. But, it has made all the difference, so I will choose to ignore them.

This chicken coop design is beautiful and functional! Love this dutch door and and you believe that light is solar charged? Gorgeous!

One more thing that we did to ensure the safety of our chickens was to bury some chicken wire along the entire exterior of the coop. We stapled it to the foundation and covered it with gravel. I hope this deters any naughty critters exploring our backyard in the night.  

Chicken coop DIY ideas that will help you create the perfect home for your chickens.

Overall, I am so thrilled with how our chicken coop turned out. All my chicken coop ideas were finally coming to fruition.

The exterior finish of our chicken coop:

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I chose to paint the entire coop and run white. I used my Wagner Control Pro 130 Power Tank Sprayer. This sprayer is so wonderful. It took me no time to paint the exterior and interior of the chicken coop.

This paint sprayer is perfect for big interior or exterior jobs. It can be used with a large range of paints and stains. It is gravity fed for fast priming and cleaning. The spray gun features High efficiency Airless technology. It gives a great even finish. There is also way less overspray with this sprayer! It is my tried and true. I am a big fan.

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Why do I go overboard on projects like this?

There are many reason why I push to create these types of projects. Honestly, I feel that if I can going to have to build a chicken coop, greenhouse, goat shed, or treehouse, why not push it to the limit and make it exactly what I want. I do not sit back and watch my husband do all the work. On the contrary, I am right there with him building, cutting, nailing and screwing. Granted, he has to do the heavy work, but if I feel that if I want something done, I should be in there doing the work. I am so grateful to my husband for all the hard work he puts into our home and outdoor projects. 

I feel that I have certain standards of how I want things to look on my property and I am not afraid to work for them. I love having something that is functionally great but also visually appealing. It makes for one very happy girl.

Yes it is the harder way, and yes it is more work and effort, but I have found it all to be completely worth it in the end.

I have happy goats, and I have happy chickens. I cant ask for more than that. I have kids who take pride in their home and that is important to me. We have built the basics. We are creating the framework of a ‘homestead” that we can truly love..each and every inch.  

Amazing chicken coop ideas for those looking for something stylish and functional for both your chickens and the humans!

Now, I do want to say…this chicken coop DIY isn’t entirely finished. We still have landscaping and a few little touches to take care of. But, I wanted to share it with you now, in hopes that you can gain some inspiration for projects you may be thinking about. I am hoping once summer hits, we will have grass, flowers, and hopefully a lot of lavender and rosemary planted along the exterior of the chicken coop. But, this will all have to wait until then.  

I truly hope you enjoy seeing the progress we make daily here at Twelve On Main. Its not easy, nor is it always the most fun, but it is so worth it! 

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    1. This coop is amazing! I showed my husband and got the eye roll😂
      Please let me know if you sell the plans to this coop. I would love to purchase them.

      1. Me too!!! I have 30 that I am raising up 4
        (10white leghorn bitties yesterday!) and I need a coop now that most of my birds are ready to sleep outside!! Thank you!!

  1. Your coop looks gorgeous. We built a chicken coop this spring as well. We had to go with hard cloth wire since we have weasels here. They get right through chicken wire. They get through the size of a quarter. My friend lost four of her hens to a weasel in one night. They just kill for the fun of it. I hope you enjoy your chickens as much as I do mine. Really enjoy your bbn blog

    1. this is the cutest coop I’ve ever seen! hope the plans are coming along and that they’ll be ready by next spring! *fingers crossed*

      well done!!

  2. We had chickens years ago and also had hard cloth wire but something got in and got all of them in one night. Rat snakes also got two. Next spring you might want to check out adding an old tire on the ground and fill it with diatomateous earth (not sure on the spelling). The chickens will fluff in it and it kills mites and other pests. We saw this done in the chicken coops at Biltmore House. Read up on it. Good luck.

      1. Love this so much, well done!! I want to purchase your plans if you have them yet. I have chickens already and predators are everywhere. I have made 2 coops from scraps but they need a better home.

        Please let me know when you have plans I’m ready and prepping my land.

  3. I love the form and function! Beautiful! We are about to build a coop and I would love the plans! If not, would you mind sharing the dimensions of the coop and the dimensions of the run? I just found your site and I can’t wait to look around!

      1. Love your coop! You inspired me to design one as well and get some chickens! I saw in a previous comment that your coop is 8×8, does that include the “foyer”? I was thinking maybe to make my front entrance about 3×8, then have either 6×8 or 8×8 coop. We are starting small Will about 6 hens, but I hear chicken math is a real problem lol. Thanks for any input!

      1. Omg, I love this coop! Have you made plans available yet? A friend gave us a tiny temporary coop, until we build one and I think this is my dream coop!

  4. This is awesome! I feel like if chip and Joanna Gaines designed a coop for someone this would be it! Love the farmhouse feel it has! My husband and I are wanting to start raising chickens ourselves so of course I am looking for cute coop designs I like!💗 You don’t happen to have blueprints or measurements of any kind for it do you? I would definitely be interested if you do!

    1. Gorgeous! Nice work. I love the shed/coop idea. Just what I have seen in my head. Can’t wait to see the plans if you publish them. I’ll keep my eye out.

  5. Hello! I love your coop. It’s so beautiful. I am just wondering how do you clean the coop part? I love the entrance you have to the coop and that it has a nice flooring, but could you explain or show how you clean out the shavings or straw? We are planning for chickens this year and I just love reading about how everyone does things. Thanks for sharing your beautiful design!

    1. I take a bucket in the coop and rake the poop and shavings into the bucket. There is a platform under the roosts, so when they do most their pooping at night it lands there. I can easily clean it up from there. Since it is winter I have not cleaned out the entire bottom of the coop yet. I add fresh pine shavings often so that they have a deep bedding to keep them warm. I will do a deep clean once the weather warms.

      1. You coop looks amazing and functional! Very much interested in the plans when it’s available.

  6. I absolutely love everything about your chicken coop! I would LOVE to get plans from you on this as we are about to build one of our own….

  7. Love your post and am inspired by your good design. Did you encounter any problems painting the chicken wire along with everything else? It looks like it hasn’t been painted.

  8. Any idea when the plans will post?! This quarantine has me itching and these plans are like what I’ve been dreaming so now I don’t want to settle for other plans we came across….

  9. Hi Sarah!
    My husband and I love this coop! We are going to attempt to build something similar to it.
    First of all: any idea if your husband would be willing to sell the plans?
    Second: could you estimate the overall cost to build?
    Thanks! And great job 🙂

  10. HI! We have really enjoyed looking at your chicken coop. Is it possible to tell me your budget for the supplies roughly? We are weighing pros and cons of doing it ourselves vs. having a coop built by someone else.


  11. Love this. Hoping to build something similar soon. Any luck on plans. Can you help me understand what you used for foundation and how you kept predators out of the dirt half? Was it just the dug down wire? Has that worked ok? What did you use for siding of the coop? Thanks for a great blog and wonderful tutorial. Oh and my husband wants to know if your hubby is a contractor or just a handy guy- I think he’s trying to gauge how hard of a project this is! Hahah

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. I love this coop! My 5 year old son and I have been searching for a coop to build for a project to do this summer. Can’t wait for the plans so we can get started!!

  13. Can you share your reasons for doing a coop that is level with the ground versus raised and is there a bottom to the floor or is it dirt?

  14. First of all, gorgeous!
    Second of all, could you give me a round about how much this project cost you so far? I want a pretty coop and I’m getting some eye rolls. “That looks expensive!” Boy, I don’t care! So cute. You did great!

  15. This is beautiful and so functional! I love it. I too am interested in plans when you get them up and running. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  16. What a great post – your coop is the inspiration for mine!
    Before we get too far ahead in designing ours, do you have plans you can share of this one?

  17. Hi ! Love this so much!
    Can you tell me how big the house part is? Storage and inside shelter area? We are in the works of planning our build and just wanted an idea of size. Thanks so much for sharing! This is so inspiring !

  18. Love your coop! We’re doing a metal roof on our new coop as well. Is yours just the standard tin color or is it actually a blueish color that is coming through in the photos? Debating whether or not to paint our roof.

    So gorgeous! Well done.

  19. Wow! This is my dream coop and I’d love the plans when they’re ready!! I think I’ll get the eye roll from my husband as well so I’ll need to find a way to build it mostly myself ☺️ Ballpark, about how much did it cost to build?! Thank you so much for sharing!

  20. I know that you said that you don’t have plans for this chicken coop. I would love to buy them from you if you could do them.

  21. Hi! I am also interested in the plans for this coop. Do you know if they will be released this summer? Thank you!

  22. I saw the dimensions you posted for the coop and the run. Does the 8 x 8 for the coop include the storage area for their feed etc. Also, How high is the ceiling in the coop and in the run. It is a beautiful and very functional!! Thank you so much for posting and the information.

  23. My husband and I love your chicken coop!!! We would love the plans or dimensions for it, if y’all have them written up!

  24. This is so beautiful! GREAT JOB!!!! Do you have a blueprint, even a rough draft, of this coop? I’m trying to get an idea of the dimensions of each of the spaces. Thanks!

  25. Hello!
    I was wondering what paint brand and color you used for the exterior? I love everything about this post. Beautiful coop. Thank you for sharing!

  26. This is a very well done project, probably the best cool design I have liked. Hope you are closer to getting designs online? Definitely want one just like it. I do have a couple questions though. Do you just have 4 nest areas 2 on top 2 on bottom? Just curious how many neat you did for 11 chickens. Do the chickens just each other over to be able to all roost?

  27. I know this has been asked a bunch, but figured it’s been a couple months since someone asked …. any plans yet?

  28. What a beautiful chicken coop! We are moving onto 2-acres and my 3-year old is already calling it our farm. I am so happy I landed on your page. I can’t wait until you chicken coop plans are available!


  29. I would love this Coop!!! I have been looking for a design i love and this is it!!! Do you have plans or a blue print? Thanks

  30. Hi! We have a small shed almost exactly like yours that we plan to turn into a chicken coop following your basic design. Our baby chicks are about three weeks old in a horse trough in our garage currently. So we need to work quickly! My biggest question is about windows. We plan to change the door into a half door like yours and then cut a small hole that leads to the run. In the winter they will be nice and warm in the shed but in the summer I worry they I’ll be too warm and not get enough air flow inside at night. But if I add windows covered with hardware cloth then they are back to being cold in winter. Any suggestions?

  31. Hi. Your coop/run is beautiful. It is the inspiration for the plans that I’m creating for my coop and run. I excitedly told my husband: “Read this. It is 98% exactly how I want my coop/run built.” 🙂 You mention in the article that you also built a goat barn. We have two goats, as well, and we’ve temporarily housed them in our yard tools shed with an electric mesh fence that is movable. But I’m ready to build their permanent barn. I searched your site for pics of your goat barn, but could not find any. Can you possibly share a few with me? (I believe you will have access to my email from this post.) I’m betting your goat barn is also 98% of exactly what I want.

    Your tree house is fabulous as well. I hope to build one of those also! My veggie garden leads into a patch of trees where I’m building my coop and run. (The other half of my coop will be a garden shed.) The run will border the back perimeter of the patch of trees. The tree area will have leisure stuff like picnic table, fire pit, etc. And I want to add a tree house in that area. Yours is great inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing your information.

  32. In light of Covid-19, we are looking for a family project. Just wondering if you are any closer to having plans available? I love the look of this chicken house.

  33. Beautiful coop! I’m assuming you still dont have plans ready yet or else they would be listed, but just thought I’d check since we are starting our coop next week.

  34. Hello! I’m gonna try replicate your coop; it’s so beautiful. Congrats! I just want to see if you could please clarify two things: 1) could you please describe how the system to collect the eggs works; 2) how many chickens can you fit in your coop?
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  35. I am a proud new owner of 16 chickens and I am totally in love! I am brand new to the “chick” community and so excited!!! We already have lots of people interested in purchasing eggs! They are only 3 weeks old, and at the moment living in my basement. I have been scanning the internet for months for chicken coops large enough to house my girls! Your coop is absolutely gorgeous!!! Any chance I could buy the the blueprint for your coop from you?

  36. This is exactly what we are looking for. Will you please put us on the list when you have plans available? Please and thank you.

  37. Hello!
    I am not sure when you published this but we have 9 chickens with 2 more arriving next week! The 9 are quickly outgrowing their brooder and we need to get started on a coop ASAP! We bought a home recently and I would love to make a coop that I am proud of that adds rather than distractions from our beautiful home. I LOVE your coop. Have you made the coop plans available yet? I would love to purchase them!
    Thank you,

  38. I love this coop! You mentioned it does with your goat house, do you have any pictures of the gost house?

  39. Thanks so much for your post. We are in the middle of making our own coop/run and have used yours for inspiration but we are doing a non pitched roof for the run to collect rainwater for our garden. I kept the coop/storage area pitched so I could add a cupola later. So worth all the time making it yourself to get it just right when you have a tight budget. Keep posting!

  40. I love everything about your coop, colors design and the little tables with buckets. What did you put in the buckets? Are they real flowers?!

  41. Love the coop!! Do you know how much it cost y’all to built the coop by itself? Also curious on how much the whole design cost y’all. We are torn between buying a huge shed from Costco or building one ourselves.

  42. I just came across your site today and absolutely love this coop! I told the hubby that we will be building this for our chickens, just need the plans. Any word on the plans for this amazing coop? I would definitely pay for them!

  43. Love this coop! My husband wants to build one for us and I think our future girls would love this as well! You did a great job!

    Any idea when the plans will be available?


  44. Did you paint the tin roof? It looks like a minty color, but it may just be the lighting of the picture. I love it! Such a cute coop!

  45. Im so inlove with this and have been reading this post over and over for over half a year now! Any chance yall will get around to those plans soon? Otherwise im about to wing it! (pun intended!)

  46. One more vote asking for the plans for this beautiful coop! My husband and I have a checklist of must-haves for a new coop and can’t find any plans that meet our needs like yours does!

  47. Hiiiiiii!!!

    I am in the process of building a chicken coop inspired by yours and a few others! I’m curious if you would share where you found the hardware for your dutch door?

  48. Hi, it’s been 3 months since anyone asked about plans, any chance they’re available? I love your coop! We’d be willing to be the guinea pigs and try out the in progress plans to see if they work!

  49. Hello:

    What is the length of your chicken coop run and the width? It is just beautiful.

    Thank you,

  50. Your coop is the first I’ve seen that checks all the must-have boxes for the coop we’d like to build! Any chance you’ve made progress on plans?

  51. I am absolutely in love with this setup. Have you completed the floor plans I would love to purchase? We start building in 2 weeks. Thanks

  52. I love the style and just everything about your coop! I noticed in other comments you said that the plans aren’t available yet. Is that still the case? Or would you mind sharing a rough guess at the cost of supplies for building the coop? Thank you so much!!

  53. I know everyone is asking but just some more incentive I’d buy the plans right away! We’re looking to build a cool and would love to build this one!

  54. Hello! Wondering if there is a cost approximation to try to talk my husband into a coop like this! Would love to purchase the plans once they become available. It’s beautiful!

    1. Hi! I do not have a cost amount =, but the plans will be available this week! You could figure out a price through them. I was able to salvage some stuff so the pricing would not be the same.

  55. Aloha from Maui,
    Very much like your coop
    It’s beauty and functionality are excellent!
    I as well would like to purchase the coop plans. Do you have any timeline for availability?

  56. Beautiful coop!!! Did you first pour a foundation for the coop? Can’t wait for the plans!! Thanks

  57. I’ve looked at an actual TON of chicken coops over the last month and this might be the best one yet! Please let us know when you have plans available. Gorgeous coop!

  58. Hello! Your chicken coop is absolutely adorable!
    I’ve searched and searched coop ideas and designs for some time now and I can’t find one the I love more than yours. I’ve read all the comments about plans/blueprints, and it’s been a little while since anyone asked if you have them available yet. Please say you do or soon please 😍

  59. Hi. I absolutely love everything about this. Any chance you have completed the plans for purchase??

  60. LOVE this SO much! Please say you are close to having plans for this! I think your goat barn is adorable too ❤️

  61. My neighbor wants to hire my son to build a coop for her. She picked yours – duh – its gorgeous!!!! Any chance plans are coming soon??? He’s not advanced enough to make them himself. Pleeeeaaase let me know! Thanks

  62. Good Evening. Are plans available or at least guide lines as far as the type and quantity’s of everything ? We are planning on building this weekend. Much Appreciated. PS. We absolutely love the plans !!

  63. Hi, love the coop we just started our flock, we picked out 10 ranch chicks and are so excited to build this..Do you have a rough draft of dimensions. Hope it’s available soon..

  64. Hi!! I absolutely love this coop. I see several people have asked about plans in past months, but is there any chance you have plans now? 🙂 Thank you!

  65. Hi! I love your coop! We’re actually building one right now & are looking at yours for design. Where did you get the hinges on the front door? Thanks!

  66. I will be begin building my chicken coop next weekend. I LOVE YOURS! What is the chance that you have plans that I can purchase? : )

  67. So cozy and charming! I’ve been patiently waiting for your plans and excited to try our hand in building. Where will you be posting your plans when finished? I don’t want to miss them!


  68. Okay, one more vote for the plans for this! We’re getting 4 chickens in about a week, and had just decided we were going to buy a coop, but I’d MUCH rather build this one, and I have a very handy husband! You had said plans would be done this week– are they available yet?

  69. Been holding off on building until your plans are ready–how will we be able to find them–new blog post? You’re amazing, by the way!

  70. What a great coop. I am so glad you buried wire to foil more predators! They are so sneaky! Hope your chickens lay lotsa eggs-I eggspect (sorry, had to do it!) lots of great egg recipes once they get going. My daughter had to get a rooster for one broody hen who wants to sit on her eggs! At east the coop is far enough away from the house that he doesn’t awaken them!

  71. We purchased the plans, are going to start this weekend! Cant’ wait. Where did you purchase the windows? Thanks!

  72. Hi! Love this coop and am purchasing the plans soon. The in question I had before purchasing is what do you estimate your total costs were for this project? We are trying to stick to a budget so making sure this isn’t way out of range before buying the plans! 🙂

  73. Hi! We just purchased your plans. So excited to build it. Any chance we could see additional Pictures of the interior? (The nesting box layout and roost). We’d like to construct it similarly but want to get a better idea of how it’s laid out. Thanks so much!

  74. Hi! Beautiful coop and we plan on purchasing the plans. May I ask what type of siding you used and where you purchased the metal roofing? Thank you!

  75. This coop is gorgeous! Do you have a video tour of it posted anywhere? I am not very good with visualizing. I usually need to see a 3-D or video LOL. So glad you posted plans!

  76. Could you give a ballpark estimate of how much the materials to build this cost you at the time? Lumber prices have gone up since then, obviously, but I’m just curious what to expect as a starting price – I can do the inflation math from there!

  77. I love your coop! We are planning to build a coop soon. Is there anything you would change or add to your design? I’m considering insulation as I’ve heard the heat is harder on chickens than cold temperatures.

      1. I would love to purchase your plans but, even though I’m not getting my chickens until sprint, and I’ve heard about chicken math ha ha ha 😉 Do you happen to have plans to purchase for a bigger coop or do you think it would be able to be modified to create a bigger “coop”? Also, I saw the plans on etsy with your exact pictures. Is that you or did someone copy your plans? Love, love your coop and run and can’t wait to start our build. Oh, one other question: Is a concrete pad okay even under the run if I put sand or some other material on top? Sorry, newbie here. Hope it’s not a duh question! ha ha

  78. We bought the plans and are about to start building. Just wondering has anyone found a good solution for similar windows?

  79. Hello! I’ve been gushing over this coop for months. Dying to build it. For someone who has never built anything in her life, do you think I would be capable of this project? 😬

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