Luke SkySquawker 8×16 Chicken Run Plan

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8x16 chicken run


Chicken coop overview


The 8’x16’ Luke SkySquawker Chicken Run is a gable-roofed structure with a 128 sq. ft. split in half for a sizable roost and run. This chicken run is designed for 20 chickens, and it provides them with lots of room in an enclosed run and secure environment. Raised nesting boxes ensure safety for the hens and easy collection of eggs with exterior doors on the top. The gable roof also provides an awning over the nesting boxes. The Luke SkySquawker is a quality chicken run with longevity built into its design. A solid concrete footing layered with mortared bricks ensures a durable base for the structure. Pressure-treated framing protects against decay and insects while adding structural integrity. The gable roof is strong enough for solar panels to supply heat and lighting, and it’s covered by a corrugated metal roofing system. Additionally, the wood siding on the Luke SkySquawker can be painted or stained any color.



Type Chicken run Door size (in.) 64,75×24,75

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8x16 chicken run plan


Premium Plan Description


The 8’x16’ Luke SkySquawker Chicken Run’s Plan is designed around an instructional guide that aids the builder on their DIY mission to build a quality chicken coop. A detailed material list is included in the plan, and it provides a good overview of the task at hand. The skill level of this coop is medium; however, the plan is so good that anyone can build it. The plan is a simplified blueprint made possible by the best design software currently on the market. The steps are laddered with a series of additional steps that are easy to read and follow. The 2D/3D images contain great views of the sections being constructed, and they include the overall dimensions and other vital information that’s easy to see.



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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. How long can my chicken live in a chicken run?

A: The life expectancy for most standard chicken breeds is about 8 to 15-years inside a spacious chicken run. Some chickens have been known to live about 20 years inside of a chicken run. 

5. Can I use my chicken run in the winter?

A: You can use your chicken run in the winter, but it’s important to install approved insulation and heat lamps for the chickens and to keep their water supply from freezing.

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