Foghorn 17×6 Walk In Chicken Coop Plan

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17x6 walk in chicken coop for 12 chickens


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The 17’x6’ Foghorn walk-in chicken coop is a modern and cool looking structure. It offers 18 sq. ft. inside the coop and a protruding nesting box on the left wall that has an access door mounted on the top for easy egg harvesting and cleaning. The walk-in aviary has a full-sized door that leads into a 102 sq. ft. of space for the chickens to roam. The wire-meshed aviary keeps chickens safe from predatory animals, and the door can be opened up to let them out when it’s safe outside. The Foghorn is designed for up to 12 chickens, and it provides a safe and healthy environment for the chickens. The construction uses the best materials to ensure longevity, durability, and years of maintenance-free worries. The lean-to roof is covered with sheet metal that offers decades of protection for the chickens and structure itself. The Foghorn is also a multifunctional unit as multiple runs can be attached to it, making it perfect for expansion.



Type Walk-in Door size (in.)60,75 60,75×35,75

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17x6 walk in chicken coop plan


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The 17’x6’ Foghorn walk-in chicken coop’s plan is skillfully crafted around a step by step instructional guide that does a good job of showing and explaining how to build a medium-sized walk-in chicken run the right way. The plan includes a material list that contains the hardware, fasteners, and building material. All of these items in the material list can be bought at any number of home improvement stores. The guide displays blueprints for every section, and they provide great views of the section and show the measurements, rough openings, and layout. The difficulty for this project is designed for the intermediate; moreover, the extended version of the plan is just right for first-time builders and skilled carpenters alike. Every step has clear and precise instructions that simplify the construction process. Foghorn’s plan offers the best directions and blueprints.



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FAQs & Answers


1. Do I need a permit to build a chicken coop?

A: In most cases, local regulations stipulate buildings that are over 100sqft require a permit, chicken coops included. If your coop is under a 100sqft, chances are you don’t need one.

2. Can I legally have chickens in my backyard?

A: Most bylaws and regulations stipulate that where chickens are allowed, a required distance between your neighbor’s property line and the coop needs to be enacted.  

3. How much does it cost to build a chicken coop?

A: This depends on the type, style, and size of the chicken coop. For smaller coops 100sqft and under, you can expect to pay between $500 and $1000, and for larger coops 200sqft and more, you can expect to pay between $1500 to $4000.  

4. Can I let my chickens out of the walk-in aviary?

A: There are advantages and disadvantages to free-roaming chickens. The advantage is allowing more space for your chickens to explore, and the downside is they leave a lot of chicken poop, dig holes, and they can cause havoc in flowerbeds and gardens. 

5. Can my chickens stay out in the aviary overnight?

A: If you want to encourage your chickens to lay eggs in the nesting boxes, it’s a good idea to keep them inside the coop and nesting box area at night because some chickens will try to lay eggs outside of the coop. Most walk-in chicken coops are designed with adequate space inside of the coop for the number of chickens it was designed for.

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