Duck House Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about duck house plans free. I have designed this duck house so you can raise ducks on your property effortlessly. The duck coop has vents at the top, a large opening with a door at the front and a nest box at the back, so you can harvest the eggs regularly. 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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Duck House Plans

Building a diy duck house

Building a diy duck house

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 5 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • B – 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 3 pieces – 33″ long, 4 pieces – 21 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • D – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 13 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 45 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 21 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 14″ long FRONT WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 45″ long, 4 pieces – 33″ long 2xSIDE WALLS
  • F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x36″ long, 1 piece – 48″x48 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″x14 1/2″ long WALLS

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build a duck house

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the duck coop. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Fitting the floor slats

Fitting the floor slats

Attach 1×4 slats to the floor frame. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the joists.

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

Build the side walls for the duck house from 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally-spaced and make sure the corners are square. Align the edges flush.

Building the front wall

Building the front wall

Build the front wall for the duck house from 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.

Building the back wall

Building the back wall

Build the frame for the back wall in the same manner described above. Cut all the components from 2×2 lumber, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.

Assembling the frame of the duck house

Assembling the frame of the duck house

Fit the wall frames to the floor of the chicken coop and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor. In addition, I recommend you to lock the adjacent walls together with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Make sure the corners are square for a neat result.

Front wall siding

Front wall siding

Attach the T1-11 siding panel to the front of the duck house. Before attaching the panel into place, I recommend you to make the cut opening to the panel. Align the edges and then secure the panel into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails. Smooth the edges flush.

Side wall siding

Side wall siding

Attach the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the duck house with brad nails, as well.

Back wall siding

Back wall siding

Use a small piece for the back of the duck house, as illustrated in the free duck house plans.

Duck House Plans

Duck House Plans

If you like this design, you should check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, where I show you how to build the front door, the roof and the next box.

Duck Coop Plans

Duck Coop Plans

This duck coop is really sturdy and it provides ideal conditions for the ducks to grow healthy. Of course, you can make a few adjustments or modifications to my plans so the shelter suits your needs.

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