DIY CHICKEN COOPS

Are you thinking about getting backyard chickens? If so, you'll need a coop. Building a chicken coop yourself might seem like a lot of work, but you don’t need master carpentry skills to make your own DIY chicken coop.

A chicken coop not only provides a place for your chickens to lay eggs and sleep, but it also offers them protection against animals who might come to prey on your chickens.

ROOFING 101: BUILDING A CHICKEN COOP

Your chicken coop needs a secure, waterproof, and predator-proof roof. This post has clear, concise, and simple DIY instructions for roofing your coop.

DIY PLANS FOR CHICKEN COOP

Need inspiration and the plans for a DIY chick coop, run, nesting boxes and even a dutch door? This is the post you need.

DIY HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN CHICKEN COOP

Learn how to build a chicken coop up against an existing building - in this case, an outdoor shed. This post lays it all out, including how to use upcycled materials to keep your chicken coop costs down.

HOMESTEAD CHICKEN COOP TIPS

Before beginning to build your chicken coop, it's important to make a few key decisions. The size of your yard, local bylaws, your climate, predators in the area, etc.

DIY CHICKEN COOP MISTAKES

We built our DIY off grid chicken coop last April at our off grid homestead. The extreme climate (-50C in winter) meant we had to take special care in insulating, as well as making a few key changes to typical coops.

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