DIY Wichita Cabin Chicken Coop

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I have seen many different chicken coop designs in the past and this one has to be right up there in the list of my favorite ones. I am talking about this diy wichita cabin coop, I saw on backyardchickens.com just the other day.

I really love its rustic cabin look. It was designed to house a maximum of 5 egg laying hens, with easy access to nesting boxes, windows as well as well ventilated and predator proof. An adult is even able to stand up straight in this one.

DIY Wichita Cabin Chicken Coop
Photo credit: backyardchickens.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 8′ 2×4 wall studs
  • 10′ 2×6’s for base
  • 12′ 2×4’s for roof
  • 1×6 shiplap boards
  • 1″ flat boards
  • 1/2″ plywood board
  • metal roofing sheets
  • wood screws
  • wood glue
  • cordless drill
  • skill saw
  • sawhorses
  • tape measure
  • level
  • flat paving stones
  • deck stain paint
  • galvanized hardware cloth
  • shovel or spade
  • clamps
  • framing square

Clear out the area in your backyard where you want to build your coop. Its dimensions are roughly about 5′ x 10′ for the base. The first layer of paving stone for the foundation is buried edge on to keep them flat and prevent predators like racoons from digging into your coop. The coop sits on the second layer of paving stone.

The frame is built and then stained with deck paint. The galvanized hardware cloth is used for the mesh as it is stronger than most other meshes.For easy drainage the floor is sloping from the back to the front. The metal roofing installed over the plywood for allows for strength, insulation and also helps to weigh down the roof.

You can follow step by step instructions on Backyard Chickens blog, here…

DIY Wichita Chicken Coop Plans

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