39 x 19 Chicken Run Plan

Introduction

This chicken coop is one of the largest designs and is completely stationary. At over 740 square feet, it provides lots of space for up to 55 chickens, each with plenty of both roosting and roaming area. The gable style roof provides shelter in even the harshest weather, and multiple access doors allow for easy entry to feed, clean, and harvest to both the run and the nesting area. The attached hatching case makes for easy access to the nesting room to collect both hatchlings and eggs. With quality materials and construction, this design can protect your animals from both bad weather and predators.

These are plans for fully committed chicken farmers or for those with a desire to expand to that point. The design is stationary, but it is significant in size. It is of medium complexity to build, and it will require up to a week to construct.

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Materials you’ll need

  • Clay bricks
  • Concrete
  • Pine timbers
  • Self-tapping screws
  • Wedge-type expansion anchors with bearing plates
  • Mounting brackets
  • SD connector screws
  • Hangers
  • Mounting corners
  • Plywood
  • Mounting Angles
  • Mounting plates
  • Roofing profiled sheeting
  • Siding board
  • Pine board
  • Wire mesh
  • Galvanized nails
  • Rubberized material
  • Hinges
  • Handles

Step 1 – Foundation Preparation

1.1 Clear and align the ground according to the dimensions in the drawing.

1.2 For the foundation, dig the trenches at least 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.

1.3 Fill the trenches to ground level with concrete and let cure, or harden. Since curing times vary between brands, read the packaging for recommended curing times.

1.4 Once the concrete has cured, use standard-sized bricks and lay them across the foundation except for separately standing foundations. You will need roughly 300 bricks for this step.
39x19 chicken run foundation preparation

Step 2 – Assemble the Bottom Frame

2.1 Assemble the frame using 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material. You will need one board cut to 9′; four boards cut to 12′; two boards cut to 8′-7″; two boards cut to 5′-9 1/2″; two boards cut to 8′-3 1/2″; one board cut to 10′ ; one board cut to 10′-3 1/2″.

2.2 For the corners use an overlapping joint. Use Node H as a reference on how to make the cuts and how to make the connections.

2.3 Secure the beams into the frame with 2×3″ wood screws.

2.4 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
39x19 chicken run bottom frame assembly

Step 3 – Assemble the Wall Studs

3.1 Using 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut 26 studs and assemble using the illustrations below as a reference.

3.2 Use 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 1/2″ corner braces and 8×1″ wood screws to secure the corners.

3.3 Make sure the corners are 90° using a carpenter’s square or speed square.
39x19 chicken run wall studs assembly

Step 4 – Assemble the Top Frame

4.1 Assemble the frame using 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material. You will need one board cut to 9′; four boards cut to 12′; two boards cut to 8′-7″; two boards cut to 5′-9 1/2″; two boards cut to 8′-3 1/2″; one board cut to 10′; one board cut to 10′-3 1/2″; two boards cut to 8′-5″ and assemble using the illustrations below as a reference.

4.2 For the corners use an overlapping joint.

4.3 Secure the beams to the frame with 2×3″ wood screws.

4.4 Use 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 1/2″ corner braces and 8×1″ wood screws to secure two 8′-5″ boards.

4.5 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
39x19 chicken run top frame assembly

Step 5 – Assemble Inner Wall Frame

5.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut seven studs 5′-5″ long and construct inner wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.

5.2 Connect the beams with 2×3″ wood screws.

5.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
39x19 chicken run inner wall framing

Step 6 – Assemble Front Wall Frame

6.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut six studs 5′-5″ long and construct front wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.

6.2 Connect the beams with 2×3″ and 2×5″ wood screws.

6.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
39x19 chicken run front wall framing

Step 7 – Framing The Back Wall

7.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut eight studs 3′-10 1/2″ long and attach them using the illustration below as a reference.

7.2 Secure the studs with 4×5″ wood screws.

7.3 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut rough sill and window header and attach them using the illustration below as a reference.

7.4 Secure the header and sill with 4×3″ wood screws.
39x19 chicken run back wall framing

Step 8 – Assemble the Roof Frame

8.1 Use 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ material to create 26 rafters. Use Node L on page 28 as a reference.

8.2 Use 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ material to create 11 collar ties and attach to the rafters.

8.3 Use 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ material to create the ridge board.

8.4 Connect the beams with 2×3″ wood screws.
39x19 chicken run roof framing

Step 9 – Assemble the Aviary’s Roof

9.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut four rafters and assemble roof using the illustrations below as a reference.

9.2 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut 19 cross braces and assemble them using the illustrations below as a reference.

9.3 Secure the beams with 4×3″ and 4×5″ wood screws.
39x19 chicken run aviary's roof framing

Step 10 – Left Wall Nesting Box Assemble

10.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ material, assemble the frame for the nesting boxes using the illustration below as a guide. Make sure to take note of the 9° slope needed for the roof of the nesting boxes.

10.2 Cover the top and bottom of the nesting boxes with 9/16″ plywood and secure with 2″ wood screws.

10.3 Prepare and install starter course from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1/4″ x 3/4″. Prepare the 1/2″ x 6″ wood siding boards in the required amount according to the drawing. Cut the shield’s top part according to the angle of rafter slope. Assemble siding shields with 2″ galvanized nails to the frame beams.

10.4 Prepare wall’s trims from the boards with a cross-section of 3/4″ x 1″; 3/4″ x 2 1/2″; 3/4″ x 3″. Cut the boards at the required angles along the siding contour for the framing.

10.5 Assemble the door frame using 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ material according to the illustration.

10.6 Install four 3″ door hinges using 6×1″ wood screws. Finish the door installation by attaching 4″ surface bolt and 6″ door pull.

10.7 Cover the roof of the nesting boxes with corrugated roof panels and secure with 1 1/2″ sheet metal screws and neoprene washers.

10.8 Install nest box assembles with the help of three corner braces and 8×1″ wood screws. Connect the box frame and coop’s frame by 5″ wood screws.
39x19 chicken run nesting box

Step 11 – Back Wall Nesting Box Assemble

11.1 Back wall nesting box differs from left wall nesting box only in length. So to assemble it repeat all paragraphs from Step 10 and use the illustrations below as a reference.
39x19 chicken run nesting box

Step 12 – Install Coop Door

12.1 Assemble the frame from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 ” with 2×5″ wood screws according to the drawing.

12.2 Install door trims from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 2 1/2 x 3/4″ with 2″ wood screws according to the drawing.

12.3 Prepare and install starter course from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 1/4 x 3/4 inch.

12.4 Prepare the 1/2 x 6 inch wood siding boards in the required amount according to the drawing.

12.5 Assemble siding shields with 2″ galvanized nails.

12.6 Install three 4″ door hinges using 2×1″ wood screws. Finish the door installation by attaching 4″ surface bolt and 6″ door pull.
39x19 chicken run door

Step 13 – Window Installation

13.1 Use 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated material to create the window frame.

13.2 Prepare 1/4″ wire mesh for window according to the dimensions.
39x19 chicken run window

Step 14 – Installing Corrugated Roofing

14.1 You will need 260 Sq. Ft. of corrugated roofing panels to cover your coop.

14.2 Fasten the panels with 1 1/2″ sheet metal screw with neoprene washer.

14.3 Prepare and install metal roof ridge cap according to the drawing.
39x19 chicken run corrugated roofing installation

Step 15 – Aviary’s Mesh Wall Installation

15.1 Prepare 1/4″ wire mesh in the required quantity and install it on the inner side of the frames with the help of an industrial stapler.
39x19 chicken run aviary mesh wall installation

Step 16 – Decorate the Coop

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

39x19 chicken run

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