9’x42′ Chicken Run Plan For 22 Chickens

by Dave Malcolm - Howtoplans.org

Step By Step Instructions On How To Build A 9'x42' Large Sized Chicken Run

This plan is for an extra large chicken coop with a lean-to roof design and space for up to 22 chickens. As designed, it is approximately 9 feet by 42 feet and over 9 feet in height at the front, so it is definitely going to have plenty of space for growth and ease of use. There is a large enclosed room for plenty of roosting and nesting area, and to provide for easy egg retrieval. It is one of the larger designs, so if you plan on expanding, you can save money and time by starting out with more space than you might initially need.

Two different doors offer entry to the main chicken run and to the roosting area. Another hatch door on the back allows an additional way to collect eggs or access for cleaning. Windows and wire designs provide plenty of fresh air during summer months, but still, provide protection from predators and from harsh weather.

It is, of course, stationary in design, and may take a few days to build. It requires a medium level knowledge of carpentry. There is also a full web tutorial to help you through every step of the building process. If you are going to construct your own coop, and if you have plans for large-scale egg or meat production, then this is the plan for you to start with.

Let's begin!

Material list

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

Step 1 – Assemble The Bottom Frame

Assemble the frame from the beams with cross-section 4 x 4 inch.

At the junction, make a sample of half the thickness of the beam and a depth of 4 inches.

Connect the beams with 4x 3 1/2″ self-tapping screws for each joint.

Clarify that all diagonals are equal.

Assemble the bottom frame

Step 2 – Framing The Coop’s Front Wall

Install the support pillars of the 8′ 4″ ft beam with a cross-section of 4 x 4 inches according to the drawing.

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

Framing the coop's front wall

Step 3 – Assemble The Top Frame

Assemble the frame from the beams with cross-section 4 x 4 inch.

At the junction, make a sample of half the thickness of the beam and a depth of 4 inches.

Connect the beams with 4 x 3 1/2′”‘ self-tapping screws for each joint.

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

Assemble the top frame

Step 4 – Framing The Coop’s Right Wall Beams

Set the bars for the walls of the beams with a cross-section of 4 x 2 inches.

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

Framing the coop's right wall beams

Step 5 – Framing The Aviary’s Left Wall

Install the support pillar of the 7 ft beam with a cross-section of 4 x 4 inches according to the drawing.

Secure the support pillar to the bottom and top frames by means of mounting brackets and screws.

Framing the aviary's left wall

Step 6 – Rafters Installation

Prepare the 21 rafter pillars of the 12 ft beams with a cross-section of 4 x 2 inches
in 1′ 10″ inch increments according to the drawing. Cut the recesses for fastening
with front and back top frames.

Secure the rafter pillars to the top frames by means of ties and screws.

Rafters installation

Step 7 – Right Wall Hatching Eggs Case Assemble

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

The upper plane has a slope of 8 degrees. Prepare the 1/4″ slits for the partitions in the longitudinal beams.

Cover the frame with 1/2 plywood from all sides except back and top with help of 2 1/2″ self-tapping screws.

Right wall hatching eggs case assemble

Step 8 – Left Side Hatching Eggs Case Installation

For hatching eggs case fixing, install two mounting angles on required height on the vertical pillars.

Secure the hatching eggs bottom on angles with 2″ self-tapping screws, and back
side beams to the pillars with 3 x 4″ self-tapping screws.

Connect the cap plane and siding shield with three hinges.

Left side hatching eggs case installation

Step 9 – Corrugated Boards Installation

To cover the roof area 50 m² will need 10 sheets of corrugated boards 4′ 8″ wide and 12′ 4″ height.

To cover hatching eggs case cap prepare 1 sheet of a corrugated board according to the drawing.

Fasten the boards with 1 1/2″ self-tapping screws with wide head and rubber
gaskets specified for corrugated metal boards.

After finishing boards installation, put two handles on the hatching eggs case cap
and visor between wall and hatching eggs case cap.

Corrugated boards installation

Step 10 – Aviary’s Wire Mesh Installation

Prepare wire mesh sheets according to the drawing. To cover all the square you will need 65 m2 of wire mesh.

Fasten the mesh with an industrial stapler.

Aviary's 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.


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