Build Your Own Chicken Coop


Candi JohnsWe up-cycled a swing set into a chicken coop.

What is up-cycling? It's when you take something that is no longer usable and turn it into something fabulously useful. There are materials everywhere waiting to be up-cycled into chicken coops. Many folks have used old barns, wooden pallets, or piles of scrap wood from construction sites to pull off a great coop for little to no money.

Chicken coops don't have to cost a lot of money. All you need is a little creativity and time.

We have three chicken coops. None of them were originally constructed to be chicken coops. One is a rabbit hutch. One was part of a swing-set. One was a shed.

They all house chickens now.

You can literally spend as much money as you want on a chicken coop. It's amazing how much they can cost. We needed a chicken coop without the giant price tag.
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I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own chicken coop – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

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