4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free 4×8 chicken coop plans. I have designed this small chicken coop, so you can have fresh eggs every days and so you can grow chicken by yourself. If you don’t like this particular design, you should take a look over my other chicken coop projects HERE. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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4×8 Chicken Coop Plans

Building a 4x8 chicken coop

Building a 4×8 chicken coop

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 60″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 24″ long, 4 pieces – 60″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 4 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 60″ long, 2 pieces – 72 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 31 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 9 1/2″ long FRONT WALL

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How to build a 4×8 chicken coop plans

Floor frame

Floor frame

The first step of the project is to assemble the floor frame. Cut the joists from 2×4 lumber and lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and and align the edges flush.

Skids

Skids

Fit 4×4 skids under the floor frame and then lock them together with rafter ties.

Floor sheet

Floor sheet

Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood over the floor frame and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheet into place tightly.

Front wall - frame

Front wall – frame

Use 2×4 lumber for the wall frames. Cut the components at the right dimensions and and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Side wall - frame

Side wall – frame

Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and apply the studs every 24″ on center.

Back wall frame

Back wall frame

Use 2×4 lumber for the back wall, as well. Drill pilot holes and lock everything together with 2 1/2″ screws. You need to frame a window and a opening for the small door to this wall, as well.

Assembling the frame of the coop

Assembling the frame of the coop

Fit the wall frames to the floor and then align the edges flush. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent wall together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws.

4x8 Chicken coop plans - back view

4×8 Chicken coop plans – back view

You really need to check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the chicken coop, where I show you how to build the chicken coop.

4x8 Chicken coop plans

4×8 Chicken coop plans

This 4×8 chicken coop is the ideal project if you plan to start a nice homestead and have fresh vegetables every day.

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