5 x 6 Chicken House Plan

Introduction

This 5x6 stationary chicken coop is designed for up to 10 chickens to have roosting and nesting room without making a huge footprint in your yard or farm space. It is great for beginning farmers, especially those who might like to expand with future additions. It features a full-size access door for feeding, cleaning, and harvesting eggs, birds, and hatchlings, as well as a window, to allow for increased airflow on hot summer days that can be decimating to your flock.

The design is stationary with a brick foundation. It's gabled, two slant roof provides great protection from the heaviest rains, and with proper insulation and approved heating, it will keep your birds warm even in the coldest winter months. The structure itself is of medium difficulty to construct and may take several days to complete. A good paint job will not only make it look great on your farm or in your yard, but it will also protect your coop from all kinds of wear and tear.

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Materials you’ll need

  • Concrete
  • Clay bricks
  • Pressure-Treated Lumber
  • Plywood
  • Wood siding boards
  • Corrugated roof panel
  • Metal roof ridge cap
  • Window beading
  • Wire mesh
  • Glass
  • Door hinges
  • Door Pulls
  • Window locks
  • Surface Bolts
  • Wood square louver gable vent
  • Galvanized nails
  • Sheet metal screws with a neoprene washer
  • Wood screws

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 ” wide and 1 ” 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.
5x6 chicken house foundation preparation

Step 2 – Framing The Floor

2.1 Assemble the frame using 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pressure-treated material. You will need two boards cut to 6′ that will be the rim joist and two boards cut to 4’9″ that will be the joist.

2.2 Provide 4 joists from the pressure-treated lumber with cross-section 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch and install them into the frame according to the drawing.

2.3 Secure the beams with 3×5″ screws.

2.4 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure the corners are 90 degrees.

5x6 chicken house floor framing

Step 3 – Install Plywood For The Floor

3.1 Prepare the 9/16″ plywood for the floor sheathing according to the drawing.

3.2 Secure the plywood with 2″ wood screws.

5x6 chicken house plywood floor installation

Step 4 – Assemble Left Wall Frame

4.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, construct left wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.

4.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

4.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90 degrees.

5x6 chicken house left wall framing

Step 5 – Assemble Right Wall Frame

5.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, construct right wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.

5.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

5.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90 degrees.

5x6 chicken house right wall framing

Step 6 – Assemble Back Wall Frame

6.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, construct back wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.

6.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

6.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90 degrees.

5x6 chicken house back wall framing

Step 7 – Assemble Front Wall Frame

7.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material, construct right wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.

7.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ and 2×5″ wood screws.

7.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90 degrees.

5x6 chicken house front wall framing

Step 8 – Assemble The Roof Frame

8.1 Prepare 12 rafters with cross-section 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch.

8.2 Prepare 4 collar ties with cross-section 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch.

8.3 Prepare the ridge board with cross-section 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch.

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

5x6 chicken house roof framing

Step 9 – Install Plywood For The Coop

9.1 Cut sheets of 9/16″ plywood for sheathing the roof using the drawing below as a guide.

9.2 Secure the plywood with 2″ wood screws.

5x6 chicken house plywood roofing installation

Step 10 – Window Installation for Side Walls

It is necessary to prepare 2 windows.

10.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pressure-treated material, cut the outer frame for the window as shown in the drawing below. Additionally, add vertical and horizontal supports using 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ material and cut the recesses for the window hinges.

10.2 Prepare 1/4″ wire mesh for window according to the dimensions.

10.3 Make the inner frame from the pressure-treated lumber with a cross section 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch with 2×3″ wood screws. On the inner side, it is necessary to mill the groove for glass. On the outer left side, it is necessary to mill the grooves for hinges.

10.4 Prepare and install glass into inner frame groove and fasten it by window beading from four sides. Use for this 1/2″ galvanized nails.

10.5 Install hinges (4″) with 3×1″ wood screws and assemble the window.

5x6 chicken house window

Step 11 – Install Coop Door

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

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

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

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

11.5 Assemble siding shields with 2″ galvanized nails.

11.6 Install three 6″ door hinges using 2×1″ wood screws. Finish the door installation by attaching 4″ surface bolt and 6″ door pull.
5x6 chicken house door

Step 12 – Installing Corrugated Roofing

12.1 To cover the roof will need 60 ft2 of the corrugated roof panel.

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

12.3 Prepare and install metal roof ridge caps according to the drawing.

5x6 chicken house corrugated roofing installation

Step 13 – Nesting Box Assembly

13.1 Use 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated material for building the nesting boxes and secure with 4″ and 5″ wood screws.

13.2 Prepare the 1/2″ plywood for horizontal and vertical walls and install them with 2″ wood screws.

13.3 Provide and install nest’s roost from the pressure-treated lumber with cross section 3/4 x 1 1/2 and 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch with 2×2″ wood screws.

5x6 chicken house nesting box assembly

Step 14 – 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.
5x6 chicken house

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