Are you planning on building your own chicken coop? Want to create a comfortable home for your hens? If you’re raising chickens you’ll want to give them the best life possible and a spacious waterproof area to call home is essential. So look no further as we have all of the advice and top tips you need for building your own chicken coop.
Let’s start with a few considerations first...
How much does it cost to build a chicken coop?
Premade chicken coops can be costly which is why building your own is a more favourable and affordable option. The overall cost will really depend on how big you are planning to make your chicken coop but there are ways you can keep your bill down, for example, using reclaimed wood and sourcing scrap materials. It’s also more environmentally friendly this way too.
What materials are best for building a chicken coop?
For the frame, you will need to source a naturally rot-resistant softwood and for the roof, we suggest our corrugated roofing sheets.