17’x6′ Walk In Chicken Coop Plan For 12 Chickens

by Dave Malcolm - Howtoplans.org

Step By Step Instructions On How To Build A 17'x6' Medium Sized Walk In Chicken Coop

This lean-to style chicken coop is easy to construct for any urban farm, backyard hatchery, or large-scale producer. It is a stationery design, with roosting areas as well as over 100 square feet of space for roaming. Easily accessed doors allow the coop to be opened for yard strolls and feeding, while a protected area allows for nesting and egg laying. Another access door allows you to retrieve eggs simply. The attached run provides full protection from predators, and the doors on the attached nest boxes allow the chickens to move freely into the run.

This design is perfect for expansion, as multiple runs can be built next to each other within the same fenced area or yard. The windows allow for plenty of fresh air, yet the design still allows for warmth and protection during the harsh weather. When properly constructed and insulated, it can safeguard your animals from both weather and hunters, including their hatchlings.

When finished, it can house up to 16 chickens. It would take about four to five days to construct, and it is about a medium complexity to build. The estimated cost of materials is around $600 to $700.

One of the best advantages of this design is that there is also a web tutorial that takes you through construction step-by-step. It is a great investment, especially if you are really committed to a future in raising chickens.

Let's begin!

Material list

  • Clay bricks
  • Sand
  • Pine timbers
  • Self-tapping screws
  • Plywood
  • Lock plate
  • Roofing ridges
  • Wire mesh
  • Perforated mounting tape
  • Screws with a large round caps
  • Mounting brackets
  • Hinges
  • Roofing profiled sheeting

Step 1 – Site Preparation

Clear and align the pad according to the dimensions in the drawing. Pour and tamp the
perimeter strip of a sand width of 4 inches.

Lay the pillow out of bricks according to the required dimensions. Cover internally space with
sand, by level with a brick.

Site Preparation

Step 2 – Framing The Talls

Expose the 6 middle support pillars of the beam with a cross-section of 3 x 3 inches,
according to the dimensions on the drawing. Cut the top at the upper ends we an angle of
10 degrees

Secure the support pillars to the bottom of the frame by means of mounting
brackets and screws

Framing the walls

Step 3 – Framing The Roof

Collect and set the frame on the roof of the beam with a cross-section of 3 x 3 inches.

Connect the frame with 6″ screws to the supporting pillars.

The central crossbeam (skate) is connected by 4 self-tapping screws on each side.

Cut the top of the upper ends of central crossbeam an angle of 10 degrees for both sides.

Framing the roof

Step 4 – Set The Floor Panel

Prepare the 3/8 plywood for the floor to the specified dimensions.

Cut corners according to the drawing.

Fix the plywood with 12 x 2 1/2″ self-tapping screws around the perimeter.

Set the floor panel

Set the floor panel2

Step 5 – Set The Inner Side Panel

Prepare the 3/8 plywood for the inner sidewall to the specified dimensions.

Cut the inlet according to the drawing.

Fix the plywood with 9 x 2 1/2″ self-tapping screws around the perimeter 6′ 1″.

Set the inner side panel

Set the inner side panel2

Step 6 – Hatching Eggs Case Assemble

Assemble the frame of a beam with a cross-section of 2 x 2 inches, according to the drawing.

The upper plane is made with a slope of 8 degrees. In the longitudinal beams, the slits for the partitions are made.

Cover the frame with 3/8 plywood from all sides except top and back.

Hatching eggs case assemble

Step 7 – Main Housing Assemble

Install the aviary’s door on the two outer hinges with 1/2″ self-tapping screws. Ensure that there
is the same gap in the adjacency planes on three sides.

Install the coop’s door on the two outer hinges with 1/2″ self-tapping screws. Ensure that there
is the same gap in the adjacency planes on three sides.

Install the hatching eggs case on the right side with 6 x 6 ” self-tapping screws 15.4 Prepare the
3/8 plywood for the hatching eggs case cap with dimensions 6′ 3″ x 2′ 6″. Install it on the two
outer hinges with 1/2″ self-tapping screws.

Main housing assemble

Step 8 – Roofing

Cover the roof with sheets of corrugated board with the launch on the side of 2-3 inches. For this,
we need sheets with dimensions.

Cover the joint with a roofing ridge.

Attach all metal with self-drilling metal crews with rubber ring , 50 x 1 1/2″screwing them into
the upper half-wave, in order to avoid leaks.

Roofing

Step 9 – Wire Mesh Installation

Sew the apertures between the beams with wire mesh.

To fix the mesh around the perimeter of the opening, use a perforated mounting tape 3/4 x 1/8
inches and screws with a large round cap 1 1/2 inches.

Wire mesh installation

Final Touches

Don’t forget to choose the desirable paint for your mood and the colors of your yard. Decorate your chicken coop by giving it unique and stylish look.

17x6 Walk In Chicken Coop


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