Modern Chicken Coop

When my wife Jamie and our daughter Madison came home with 6 baby chickens, I knew it only meant 1 thing… we needed to build a coop. We have wanted chickens for some time now, but buying the chickens before we had a coop really gave us the push we needed to get it done. We wanted to design  coop with clean, modern lines that would not only function great, but also look great sitting in our yard.

This coop was designed for 6 chickens. It has 3 nesting boxes, 2 roosts, large door for easy cleanup,  storage compartment, and a covered run which will keep our chickens covered during the snowy winter months. We put a lot of thought into every inch of this coop, from design to functionality. I’m pretty sure our chickens have one of the coolest coops on the block , which I hope will result in many eggs or us!

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Disclosure: This project was sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie however, the design and opinions are 100% my own.

Required Tools

Materials

  • (3) 2 x 6 x 12’ Treated Lumber
  • (6) 2 x 6 x 12’ Untreated Lumber
  • (32) 2 x 2 x 8’ Untreated Lumber
  • (9) 2 x 4 x 8’ Untreated Lumber
  • 1 x 8 x 6’ Cedar Board
  • (5)     1/2” x 4’ x 8’ OSB
  • (16)   FB26 Fence Brackets
  • (12)   FB24Z Fence Brackets
  • (32)    A21 Angles
  • (8)     RTA2Z Rigid Tie® Connectors
  • 3/8” Roofing Staples
  • 12’ Drip Edge
  • Roofing Felt
  • Roofing to cover 12’ wide x 6’ long
  • Siding as desired (We used 30 @ 6-1/4” x 12’ Cement Boards)
  • (4)     1 x 4 x 6’ Common board for Corner Trim if desired
  • (2)     1/2” x 4’ x 25’ Hardware Cloth
  • (10) Exterior Hinges
  • (2)     2-1/2“ Strong-Drive® SDWS Framing screws (75ct)
  • 1-1/4” Deck-Drive™ DSV Wood Screws (1lb)
  • #9 x 1-1/2” Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws (500ct)
    • Used on all brackets, angles, and connectors that will not be within door openings or be covered by siding. Used for all RTA connectors.
  • 8d x 1-1/2” Strong-Drive® Connector Nails (1lb)
    • Used on all brackets, angles, and connectors within door openings or to be covered by siding.

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  • Kyle Ward

    So where did you get the what looks to be solar lights on the ouside wall there and the electronic door opener inside the coop?