How To Build A Chicken House

There are many different ways that people go about building a chicken coop or chicken house.  In this article, I am going to give you a few tips and a few ideas on how you might want to build a chicken house. There are many different things you can use when planning the building of the chicken house.   The list below describes a few materials needed to begin the process of building a chicken

  • (6) Pieces of pressure treated pinewood
  • (4) 4×4 Pieces of pressure treated pinewood
  • (6) 2×6 Pieces of pressure treated pinewood
  • (1) 20 Foot roll of barbed wire (for predators)
  • (1) Bag of instant concrete

Above are just some of the items that should help you get started in building your chicken house.  Obviously you are going to need a lot more material than what I have listed above.  With the materials above, you should be able to construct a solid base floor with posts to elevate your base platform and also one solid wall. Now, I have not listed insulation assuming you might not need insulation between your walls.   But, if you desire insulation between the walls of your chicken house, there are many types of insulation out there to choose from.

If you feel like you would like to begin work on a project like this and personally build your own chicken house, then go right ahead.  When you finish with your chicken house, you will feel very accomplished knowing that you built it personally.  Just always remember that you need to do it right the first time because you can potentially put a lot of money into this chicken house.  You want to get it right the first time so you don’t have to repeat your spending.