4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

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This step by step diy project is about diy 4×8 chicken coop plans. I have designed this chicken coop with run so you can add it to your backyard and harvest fresh eggs every day. In addition, this wood chicken coop has a nice design so you can integrate it easily with the rest of the constructions on your property. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Building a Chicken Coop with Run Plans

Building a 4x8 chicken coop

Building a 4×8 chicken coop

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 30″ long, 2 pieces – 77 1/4″ long POSTS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″long FRAMES
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x48″ long FLOOR
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 10″ long, 4 pieces – 45″ long FRONT WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 3 pieces – 45″ long BACK WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 3 pieces – 45″ long SIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 45″ long, 1 piece – 27 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 38″ long SIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 3 pieces – 22 3/4″ long TOP WALL
  • E – 1 piece of T1-11 – 48″x74 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″x52 1/4″ long SIDING
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 74 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 43 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 44 1/2″ long RUN
  • I – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 94 1/2″ long, 10 pieces – 14″ long, 4 pieces – 45″ long, 4 pieces – 42 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48 3/4″ long RUN

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4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

Fitting the posts

Fitting the posts

The first step of the project is to build the frame for the chicken coop. Therefore, you need to cut the 4×4 posts at the dimensions shown in the diagram. If you want to build a permanent construction, then you could dig 2′ deep holes and set the posts in concrete. Plumb the posts with a spirit level and make sure you use temporarily braces so the concrete can dry out properly.

Attaching the bottom frame

Attaching the bottom frame

Build the bottom frame from 2×6 beams. Cut he components at the right dimensions and lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Fitting the top floor frame

Fitting the top floor frame

Next, you need to frame the floor frame using 2x6s. Cut the joists at the right dimensions and secure them into place tightly. Drill pilot holes through the joists, align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything in a professional manner.

Attaching the floor

Attaching the floor

Attach a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame of the chicken coop. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock it into place tightly. Inserting the screws every 8″ is a good start.

Front wall

Front wall

Build the front wall from 2x4s. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.

Back wall

Back wall

Build the back wall for the chicken coop in the same manner described above.

Side wall 1

Side wall 1

Continue the project by assembling the side wall that will hold the nests. Make sure you follow the diagrams for a neat result.

Side wall 2

Side wall 2

Next, assemble the other side wall using the same techniques described above.

Assembling the chicken coop

Assembling the chicken coop

Fit the four wall frames to the floor. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. In addition, use a spirit level to make sure the walls are perfectly plumb. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the adjacent walls together tightly.

Building the top frame

Building the top frame

Build the top wall frame that will support the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square before inserting the screws.

Fitting the top frame

Fitting the top frame

Fit the top fame to the chicken coop, drill pilot holes through the bottom plate and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the wall. Use a spirit level to make sure the top wall is perfectly plumb. Align the edges with attention for a professional result.

Partition

Partition

Attach a piece of T1-11 siding to the chicken coop, making sure you cut out the door opening with a jigsaw. Drill a starting hole and then get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with attention using sandpaper.

Fitting the frame to the partition

Fitting the frame to the partition

Fit 2×4 trims to the chicken coop, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the components to the frame of the chicken coop.

Fitting the front and back frames to the run

Fitting the front and back frames to the run

Continue the project by framing the run for the chicken coop. Cut the 2×4 components and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the corners are square for a professional result.

Fitting the top plates

Fitting the top plates

Fit 2×4 plates to the top of the frame. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the wall frames tightly.

Installing the nest wall

Installing the nest wall

Continue the project by fitting the panel to the side wall of the coop. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to cut out the opening for the nest boxes. Mark the cut lines on the panel, drill a starting holes and get the job done with a jigsaw.

Chicken run front and back frames

Chicken run front and back frames

Continue the project by fitting the chicken wire to the base of the coop. Use staples to stretch the wire properly and then secure it into place with 1×3 trims.  Use 1 1/4″ nails or screws to secure the trims into place tightly.

Chicken run side frames

Chicken run side frames

Fit the chicken wire to the sides of the chicken coop, using the same techniques as described above.

Back wire frame

Back wire frame

Next, attach the 1×3 trims to secure the trims to the back of the chicken run.

Fitting the side wire frame

Fitting the side wire frame

Attach the chicken wire to the open side of the chicken coop.

4x8 Chicken Coop Plans

Make sure you check out the rest of the project so you learn how to build the roof and how to assemble the nest boxes.

Small Chicken Coop Plans

I have lots of other chicken coop projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 4×8 chicken coop free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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