How To Build A Chicken Coop
Have you ever wondered how to build a chicken coop? A chicken coop is good to keep chickens in to allow them to lay eggs. You can start out with as many chickens as you want depending on how big you make the chicken coop. Building a chicken coop can be a simple process as long as you have the knowledge of construction and the right tools.
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Philips drill bit
- Philips screws
- Chicken wire
- Post staples
- Measure the area on the ground where you plan to put the chicken coop. Measure the 2-by-4's and start building the frame. After you measure and cut the 2-by-4's for the bottom of the frame, attach the 2-by-4's with the Philips screws. Use at least three screws in each corner.
Take the 2-by-4's and cut them the height you want the chicken coop to be. Attach them at each corner with the Philips screws.
- Cut the plywood to make the chicken coop. Cut a piece of plywood that will fit at the bottom of the chicken coop. Cut a piece of plywood the height and width of the back of the chicken coop. Attach it to the 2-by-4's that you put in for the chicken coop with the Philips screws.
Cut the sides the height and width that you want the chicken coop to be. Do this on both sides. Attach to the 2-by-4's that you attached the first piece of plywood to. Cut the plywood for the front of the chicken coop. Cut a square in front of the chicken coop so the chickens can go inside out of the weather.
- Cut the plywood for the roof of the chicken coop and attach them with the Philips screws. Take the chicken wire and attach it to the back of the chicken coop with the post staples and the hammer. After finishing putting the wire around the chicken coop, cut the excess wire with the wire cutters.
Pull the wire tight around the chicken coop frame and attach the wire to the 2-by-4's that you put in for the height that the chicken coop will be.
- Take your time
- Measure twice, cut once