6 x 10 Walk In Chicken Coop Plan

Introduction

When you have plenty of backyard space for chickens but need to constrain them in a safe space, turn to this plan for an ideal option. It measures 6x10 feet and is fully enclosed. It's split into two separate sections. The space between and beneath the two sections is open but enclosed, which gives your birds lots of walk-around space outdoors in a protected environment.

At the highest point, the coop reaches nearly nine feet tall, which makes it easy to navigate inside it for collecting eggs, checking on the welfare of the birds and keeping the coop clean. All but the roosting and nesting areas are screened, and the entire roof is shingled. This plan works well in locations with mild winters since it's so open.

Let's begin!

Materials you’ll need

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

Step 1 – Foundation Preparation

1.1 Clear the area where you want to build the shed and layout for the foundation. Use the below illustration as a guide.

1.2 For the foundation, dig the trenches at least 1 feet wide and 1 feet 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. You will need roughly 165 bricks for this step.
6x10 walk in chicken coop foundation preparation

Step 2 – Assemble Left Wall Frame

2.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″pressure-treated lumber, construct wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need five boards cut to 6′-5″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 10′ that will be top and bottom plates.

2.2 Connect the beams with 3″ wood screws.

2.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
6x10 walk in chicken coop left wall framing

Step 3 – Assemble Right Wall Frame

3.1 Repeat steps 2.1 and 2.2 to assemble the right wall that is similar to left wall frame and install them on the distance 5′-5″ from the each other.

3.2 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
6x10 walk in chicken coop right wall framing

Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame

4.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need five boards cut to 6′-5″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 5′-5″ that will be the top and bottom plates.

4.2 Connect the beams with 3″ wood screws.

4.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
6x10 walk in chicken coop back wall framing

Step 5 – Assemble Front Wall Frame

5.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″pressure-treated lumber, construct wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need four boards cut to 6′-5″ that will be the studs, one board cut to 5′-5″ that will be the top plate and two boards cut to 1′-5 1/2″ that will be bottom plates.

5.2 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
6x10 walk in chicken coop front wall framing

Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame

6.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, cut fourteen rafters 4′-3/4″ long.

6.2 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, cut five collar ties 4′ long.

6.3 Using 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ pressure-treated board, cut the ridge board 10′ long according to the illustration below.

6.4 Connect the beams with 2×3″ wood screws.
6x10 walk in chicken coop roof framing

Step 7 – Right Wall Nesting Box Assemble

7.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ material, assemble the frame for the nesting boxes using the illustration below as a guide. You will need two boards cut to 2′-3 1/2″ and one board cut to 10′ that will be bottom plates, five board cut to 1′-7″ and five boards cut to 1′-11 1/4″ that will be studs, five boards cut to 2′-3 1/2″ and two boards cut to 10′ that will be floor girts, two boards cut to 10′ that will be top plates and five boards cut to 3′ that will be roof rafters.

7.2 Install nest box assembles with the help of 3″ wood screws.
6x10 walk in chicken coop nesting box framing

Step 8 – Assemble and Install Coop’s Door

8.1 Build the door frame for the aviary using 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber and secure with 5″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 6′-6 1/4″ that will be the vertical girts, three boards cut to 2′-3/4″ that will be the horizontal girts and two boards cut to 3′-7 1/4″ that will be cross braces.

8.2 Prepare 1/4″ wire mesh in the amount of 15 ft2 and install it on the inner side of the frame with the help of industrial stapler.

8.3 Install three 3″ door hinges using 6×1″ wood screws. Finish the installation of the door by attaching 4″ surface bolt and 6″ door pull.
6x10 walk in chicken coop door framing

Step 9 – Aviary’s Mesh Wall Installation

9.1 Prepare 1/4″ wire mesh in the amount of 140 ft2 and install it on the inner side of the frames with the help of industrial stapler.
6x10 walk in chicken coop aviarys mesh wall installation

Step 10 – Roof Sheathing Installation

10.1 You will need 160 Sq Ft of asphalt shingle roofing.

10.2 Add the metal drip edge to the fascias.

10.3 Cover the plywood with building paper.

10.4 Install asphalt shingle roofing using an industrial stapler.
6x10 walk in chicken coop roof sheathing installation

Step 11 – Coop Decoration

11.1 Now that your coop is all done, you are ready to decorate it any way you want using your favorite paint, stain, or preservative.

6x10 walk in chicken coop

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