Chicken coop designs and ideas are essential when planning your chicken coop. With this updated list including 15 new designs, building a chicken coop has never been easier!
Your Homestead Needs One Of These Chicken Coop Designs
Chicken coop designs and ideas help you decide which DIY chicken coop fits you best. Every good homesteader knows you need your own chicken coop to house all those fresh eggs and raise those little chicks to grow up big and strong! Whether you raise chickens for food or for fun, you’ll want to keep them somewhere safe, warm, protected from elements and the wild. We’ve rounded up the best ideas on the web, from sustainable to functional, to downright awesome. Now, the list is updated with 15 new chicken coop designs and ideas for you to choose from!
If you need a little help deciding some of the basics about which of these chicken coop designs fits your needs best, head over here for some advice.
1. Chicken Coop Cottage
For a little country whimsy, give your chickens a cozy cottage home complete with winding vines and stone pathway to the doorstep.
2. Beer Can Shingles
Protect your chicken coop from the effects of weather and recycle your cans in different way. Drink up for the benefit of your flock. Cheers to chickens!
3. Bright and Cheery Chicken Shed
Add a splash of color in your backyard with a shed-style chicken coop. Use a white trim and some plants to create a classic look that will make the structure pop!
4. From Clunker to Clucker
Have a beat up vehicle taking up space in your backyard or know someone trying to get rid of one?
5. Cob-Made Chicken Coop
Cob is a traditional English housing material made from clay, straw and sand – it’s as strong as concrete and made from completely sustainable materials. Add in some colorful tiles and custom-sized windows to give your chicken coop a unique look.
6. Chicken Coop on the Shire
Your brood will live like Bilbo Baggins in this fun and functional chicken coop modeled after Hobbit homes.
7. Fully-“Furnished” Chicken Coop
If you have a piece of furniture you no longer have a use for or just find a great deal on a chest of drawers or armoire at a garage sale, upcycle it into a home for your chickens!
8. Living Roof Coop
This is the perfect solution for those with limited yard space who want it all! Urban farmers rejoice – you can have your small chicken coop and a miniature garden all in one place.
9. Fully-Functional Chicken Coop
This chicken coop plan is designed for easy access to your hens and their eggs no matter where they are in the coop.
10. Pottery-Barn Inspired Chicken Coop
11. Galactic Hen House
Give your chickens an out-of-this-world home in this rocketship-shaped house that fits 9 chickens total.
12. Hens on Wheels
Use this portable chicken coop design to save your yard from the destruction a stable chicken coop can cause to your lawn. Instead of cleaning out your coop, just move it to the next plot of land and allow the droppings to act as natural fertilizer.
13. Upcycled Water Tank Chicken Coop
To create a completely upcycled coop convert an old water storage container into a chicken coop with pallet wood and add a few branches for perching.
14. Luxurious Lighting
When in doubt, add a chandelier for a touch of luxury – even chickens deserve a little of the good life.
15. Telephone Booth Chicken Coop
Use an old telephone booth or paint your hen house and add square windows with chicken wire to mimic a booth and attach an open air coop to one of the sides.
16. Underground Coop
Keep your flock better protected from predators in this home that is partially underground. Also, the low-lying roof creates an excellent opportunity to grow a living roof.
17. Build the Perfect Nesting Boxes
Design the perfect nesting boxes for your chickens. Create extra perch space in a small coop by installing a branch in front of the nesting box. Also note the steep angle of the ‘roof’ on the nesting boxes to prevent the chickens from using this space as their personal restroom and making less mess for you.
18. Chicken Camper
This coop was made with completely recycled pallet wood and a sheet of tin metal for the top. Keeping your coop elevated discourages predators and eliminates the back-ache from cleaning a coop that sits lower to the ground.
19. The Easy A-Frame
Easy to build, easy to clean, easy to maintain – the A-frame wins the convenience award…easily.
20. Book & Cluck Nook
Create a space for you (or your little ones) and your chickens to relax in together. Install a screen door between the sitting space and the nesting space so the chickens don’t make a mess of the sitting space.
21. Chicken Tipi
This may not be the most practical option for a permanent residence for your chickens, but it’s the perfect temporary shelter from the elements while your chickens roam in a large open space.
22. Aquaponic Chicken Coop
This all-in-one chicken coop is a homesteader’s dream come true! The roof is a self-sustaining garden, and the eggs lay themselves. This compact unit could sustain an entire family making it one of the best chicken coop designs.
23. Easy Homemade Chicken Coop
This may be a bit pricey, but I’m sure your chickens will be safe and comfy living in this chicken coop. Get the tutorial here.
24. Cedar Chicken Coop and Run
You can buy this or use this stunning design as inspiration.
25. Geodesic Dome Chicken House
Have you seen the geodesic dome? It’s cool right. Now build one for your chicken. You can try to adjust the measurements if you need to build a bigger one. Get the instructions here.
26. Dreamy Chicken House
Ever dreamed of having a beautiful house with that white picket fence? If you don’t have the budget for your house, then make one for your chicken. Check it out here.
27. The Eggcelsior
Build your flock a hotel inspired by the old west. I’m sure they’ll all love to check in. Get the steps here.
28. Eco-roof Chicken Coop
Grow not just chicken in your chicken coop but plants, too. See it here.
29. Classy Chicken Coop
- image via thefancyfarmgirl.com
Give your flock a taste of the good life by making this classy chicken coop. Don’t forget the chandelier!
30. $50 Chicken Coop
Want to know how to build a chicken coop on a budget? Get the tutorial here.
31. Red Chicken Coop
Get your free plan and start building this big red chicken coop. Get it here.
32. Chicken Chapel
Are you the religious type? No blasphemy intended, but I just really find this chicken coop cute. See it here.
33. Swing Set Chicken Coop
Got an old swing set? Upcycle it into a chicken coop using some chicken wire. Check it out here.
34. Trampoline Chicken House
Don’t have a swing set? How about an old trampoline? See it here.
35. Chicken Nesting Boxes
Here’s a cheap and easy upcycling project for your flock. Turn 5-gallon plastic buckets into nesting boxes. It’s so easy, check it out here.
36. Chicken Cabinet
Change up some glasses into chicken wire and you can have an upcycled chicken coop design. See it here.
37. Personalized Chicken Coop
Really love your chickens to the point that you gave them names? Try this personalized chicken coop then. Check it out here.
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Watch this video and build this $50 chicken coop by Off-Grid With Doug and Stacy
Which of these chicken coop designs will you choose? Let us know in the comments below.