This step by step diy project is about how to build a chicken coop run plans. After building the chicken coop, we recommend to make a basic run. These plans featured detailed instructions and diagrams for building a small chicken coop run out of wooden boards and using common household tools. Adjust the dimensions of the chicken run to suit your needs.
It is essential to use weather-resistant lumber when building the chicken coop run, so make sure you select the components with attention. Moreover, take accurate measurements before making the cuts, otherwise the components might not fit together. Adjust the size of the chicken coop according to your needs, but make sure you follow the instructions described in this article.
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Chicken Coop Run Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 28 1/2″ long BASE
- B – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 35″ long 2xSIDES
- C – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 28 1/2″ long TOP
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 28 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 28″ long DOOR
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 7 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
- Part 1: How to build a small chicken coop
- Part 2: Building a chicken coop roof
- Part 3: Chicken coop run
Building a chicken coop run
The first step of the project is to build the sides of the chicken coop run. Use 2×4 lumber for the base and 2×2 lumber for the rest of the components. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical studs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top and bottom plates.
The next step of the project is to assemble the frame of the chicken coop run. Cut the top plates out of 2×2 lumber and the bottom plates out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure them to the side walls by using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Build the door of the chicken coop out of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components. Insert 2 1/2″ screws into the horizontal components and make sure the corners are square. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush.
After building the frame of the chicken coop we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, check if all the components are locked together tightly and aligned properly. Stable the chicken wire to the wooden frame. secure the chicken run to the coop with a few screws.
Top Tip: Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the project, if you want to learn how to build the chicken coop.
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