This step by step diy project is about 8×10 large chicken plans. I have designed this large chicken coop shed so you can grow up to 20-30 chicken in a professional manner. This chicken coop features a neat design, with a large front door, two side windows and a large coop run. 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
Large Chicken Coop Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 6 pieces – 93″long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 84″ long, 1 piece – 22 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 44″ long, 10 pieces – 84″ long, 6 pieces – 38 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 24″ long, 6 pieces – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long, 2 pieces – 35″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 4 pieces – 84″ long, 2 pieces – 113″ long, 4 pieces – 37 1/2″ long FRONT WALL
- G – 6 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x87″ long, 2 pieces – 40″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x40″ long, 1 piece – 7″x24″ long SIDING
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 39 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2″x75″
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 9 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a large chicken coop
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber as shown in the diagram. Lay the joists on a level surface and then drill pilot holes through the rim joists. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Insert the 3 1/2″ screws to lock the frame together tightly. Place the joists every 16″ or 24″ on center.
In order to raise the floor frame from the ground, you should fit 4×4 posts to the corners. Use 3 1/2″ screws to secure the posts into place and adjust their size to suit your needs.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Continue the project by assembling the side walls for the chicken coop. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center for a professional result. Frame the chicken coop door by attaching a 2×4 support between the studs, as shown in the diagram.
The next step of the woodworking project is to build the front wall for the chicken coop. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Moreover, as you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to frame a door opening and two window openings. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double headers. Use 2 1/2″ screws to sandwich the plywood between the 2×6 beams.
Toenail the headers into place tightly. Make sure all the corners are square and then align the edges flush. You can easily adjust the size of the windows and the door size to suit your needs.
Framing the back wall is a straight forward process, if you follow the instructions in the diagram. As you can easily notice in the plans, you have to leave an opening for the nesting boxes. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place double studs at both ends of the wall frame. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs for a professional result.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to plumb the wall frames. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Continue the large chicken coop project by fitting the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the frame. Alternatively you can use plywood or OSB. Make an opening to the side wall that has the chicken door. Align the sheets with attention and then insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the front of the chicken coop. Make cuts around the window opening and around the door opening, following the instructions in the diagram. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails to secure them into place tightly.
You need to take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to frhttp://myoutdoorplans.com/animals/8×10-chicken-coop-roof-plans/ame the gable roof for the 8×10 chicken coop and how to make the doors.
In PART 3 of the project I show you how to build the nesting boxes for the coop.
Last but not least, in PART 4 of the large chicken coop project I show you how to build the 8×10 run. This is a straight forward project that will help you raise up to 20-30 chickens. The only thing that stands between your wish to have fresh eggs every day and reality is you building the coop!
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