This step by step diy project is about large chicken coop nesting boxes plans. This is PART 4 of the large chicken coop plans, where I show you how to build the 8×10 chicken coop run. In case you haven’t already done it, you need to check PART 1, PART 2 and PART 3 of the project so you can build the coop shed and the nesting boxes. 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.
Projects made from these plans
8×10 Chicken Coop Run Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 6 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 7 pieces – 81″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long TOP RIDGE
- F – 12 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 52 1/4″ long RAFTERS
- G – 5 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long, 18 pieces – 81″ long, 12 pieces – 52 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 22″ long TRIMS
- H – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 78″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 78″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 28 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 12 piece of 2×2 lumber – 6′
- 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10′
- 32 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 15 piece of 1×2 lumber – 6′
- chicken wire mesh
- 8d nails, 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 8×10 chicken coop run
The first step of the project is to build the skids for the base. Make notches to both ends of the skids, as shown in the diagram. Use a circular saw to make 1 3/4″ parallel cuts to beams and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Level the surface for the chicken coop run and then lay the beam, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws, so you can lock the skids together tightly. Make sure the corners are square and then lock them into the ground with 2×3 stakes.
Continue the project by framing the right side wall for the chicken coop run. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Build the opposite side wall for the coop run in the same manner described above. Drill pilot holes and lock everything with 3 1/2″ screws. Place the studs every 24″ on center, as shown in the diagram.
Next, you have to frame the front wall for the chicken coop run. You need to leave enough space of the door opening. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.
Build the back wall from 2×4 lumber and using the techniques described above.
After building the wall frames you need to attach them into place tightly. Drill pilot holes through the walls and secure them to the skids with 2 1/2″ screws. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the walls are plumb before inserting the screws.
Build the rafters for the chicken coop run from 2×2 lumber. Make miter cuts to both ends of the rafters, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the top ridge to the frame of the coop run. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and make sure the corners are square. Fit the top ridge into place and make sure the corners are square. Insert the 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the rafters to the top of the coop run. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the rafters into place tightly.
Fit chicken wire mesh to the exterior of the walls and staple it into place tightly, after stretching it properly. Next, fit the 1×2 trims along the framing, as show in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws so you can lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit the trims to the opposite side of the chicken coop run. Align the edges flush for a professional result.
Fit the trims to the side of the chicken coop run.
Last but not least, you need to fit the trims to the top of the coop run. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then secure them along the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws.
Build the frame of the door from 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the frame of the door tightly.
Staple the chicken wire mesh to the door frame and then secure it into place with 1×2 trims. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the trims along the door, every 8″/
Fit the door to the front opening and then secure it to the jambs with hinges. Install a small latch so you can keep the door locked. Moreover, you should secure the coop run to the shed using screws.
Last but not least, you need to take a look over the rest of the larg coop project. In PART 1 and PART 2 of the project you will learn how to build this large 8×10 chicken coop from the ground to the top. In PART 3 I show you how to build the nesting boxes.
This woodworking project was about 8×10 chicken coop run plans 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.