13 Free Chicken Coop Plans

Learn How to Build a Chicken Coop for Free

Young girl feeding two black chickens in a chicken coop in a backyard in the city.
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These free chicken coop plans will help give your chickens a nice safe home where they can flourish. A good chicken coop will make your chickens happy and laying lots of eggs.

Building a chicken coop is a fairly simple weekend project. The free chicken coop plans below include blueprints, material lists, and building instructions, making it an easy and low-cost option over buying a chicken coop.

These free chicken coop plans are available in a variety of sizes ranging from very small to large hen...MORE houses. Most of the plans can be altered to change the size of the final chicken coop as well.

You can find more free woodworking plans such as shed plans, bird house plans, cat tree plans, greenhouse plans, dog house plans, bookcase plans, workbench plans, rabbit hutch plans, deer stands, picnic table plans, deck plans, gazebo plans, pergola plans, cabin plans, and house plans.

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    A red chicken coop
    HGTV

    HGTV has a complete chicken coop plan that consists of a raised coop enclosure that fits six chickens, a walk-in run, storage, windows, and an external egg collection.​

    Download the 9-page PDF plan that includes diagrams, color photos, and step-by-step building instructions.

    The plans even include how to turn the chicken coop into a shed if you decide chickens aren't for you.

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    A blue chicken coop with an enclosed run
    The Real Housewives of Riverton

    Here's a free chicken coop plan that has an elevated enclosure and plenty of room for the chickens to run around in the shade and the sun. There's also a door and a few windows.

    There are plenty of color photos and written instructions to help you build one of these too.

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    A red and green chicken coop
    The Tangled Nest

    This free plan will help you build a small chicken coop that's perfect for your backyard. It's a 6x3 raised coop with an outside area to keep your chickens active and happy.

    Photos and diagrams, along with a very cool infographic, will help you build this chicken coop.

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    A brown chicken house with chickens in it
    Steamy Kitchen

    Here's a free chicken coop plan called "The Palace" that may be small in size, but is big in style and function.

    Lots of photos, diagrams, and blueprints will get you started building this chicken coop palace in no time.

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    A photo of a blue and white chicken coop with room to roam
     Lady Goats

    Lady Goats has designed this free chicken coop plan based on a $1,500 one from Williams Sonoma but you can build it yourself for much less. 

    This small chicken coop has a run with a green roof and would fit into the smallest of backyards. 

    Building instructions and lots of color photos will help you turn this dream chicken coop into a reality. 

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    A red chicken coop in a field
    The Home Depot

    The Hope Depot has a free chicken coop plan that mimics the classic red barn. This smart design makes it 32 square feet and able to hold up to 12 chickens.

    Included in this free chicken coop plan is a materials list, tools list, and step-by-step building instructions with corresponding photos and diagrams.

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    A photo of a blue and gray chicken coop
     Ana White

    Ana White has designed a free chicken coop plan that's made in the shape of a basic shed.

    It has two doors (one human-sized and the other chicken-sized), a window, and a nesting box. 

    The plan includes a shopping list, building instructions, diagrams, color photos, and user-submitted builds based on the plan. 

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    Picture of a chicken in a chicken coop
    LovetoKnow

    This free chicken coop plan is for a stationary chicken coop that's very easy to build and quite weather resistant.

    Click on the link in the How to Use This Coop section that says Chicken Coop Blueprints and Plans, to open a PDF file of the free chicken coop plan. The PDF includes a material list, building instructions, and blueprints.

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    A red chicken coop in a backyard
    Buildeazy

    You'll be able to house 8 chickens with this free chicken coop plan with extra room for storage and a hatchway.

    This free chicken coop plan includes lots of details including plans from all different sides, details about measurements, a material list, nesting box plans, and information about how to install ventilation.

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    Girl gathering eggs from the coop
    Martin Dimitrov / Getty Images

    This portable chicken coop plan will make a quick day project because it incorporates an already built barn-style doghouse along with fencing to create a haven for your chickens.

    The price is right too, with the material list coming in under $100.

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    A yellow chicken coop
    Downeast Thunder Farm

    Downeast Thunder Farm has a lovely free chicken coop plan that builds a 4x8 chicken coop that includes a yard, run, clean outdoor, and electricity.

    Download the free chicken coop plans as a PDF file for blueprints. There are also plenty of construction pictures to help you out.

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    Kids and chickens in a chicken coop
    PVC Plans

    This free chicken coop plan is super easy to put together because it's primarily made out of PVC pipes.

    There are three different styles of PVC chicken coops available here including a smaller option that would fit in a backyard.

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    An elevated chicken coop
    MyOutdoorPlans.com

    The woodworking plans at MyOutdoorPlans are easy to follow along with because they provide exploded, detailed views of, in this case, a chicken coop.

    This chicken coop measures 72" long and 48" wide. It should take less than a day to build.