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    • CommentAuthorneecar
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2008 8:07am (Feb 8th 2008)
    need plans please of chicken coops with runs
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2008 3:24pm (Feb 8th 2008) edited

    Keeper of the hens

    There are lots out there... you can find dozens by searching google (or your favourite search engine) for "free chicken coop plans" - here are a few that looked ok to me:
    This chicken coop should comfortably house at least eight chickens and generously allows for:
    - 4.5 sq ft of space per chicken
    - 3 nests shared between 8 chickens
    - 9" of perch length for each chicken

    No mention of a run but you could build one easily (even I made one once!)

    10x12 poultry house
    Courtesy of (scroll to the bottom of the page for plans)

    'A' frame coop
    Detailed instructions with pictures courtesy of (scroll to the bottom of the page for plans)

    Hope this gives you a good start in your search... let us know what plan you finally decide on so that we can list it here, and keep us informed of your progress please!

    Pics of the finished product would be great too :)
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2008 3:50pm (Feb 8th 2008) edited

    Keeper of the hens

    Backyard chickens have loads of coop designs and plans, too, however most of them don't have runs attached...

    chicken coops!

    They have some really cool, cute and wacky ones. My favourite is "The Chicken Village" in the small coop section, it rocks :)
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2008 6:22pm (Feb 8th 2008)
    For details of CHICKENS with runs, see the thread 'Runny Poo'. Diane's the REAL expert...
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2008 9:00pm (Feb 8th 2008)
    Isn't Diane busy gardening with Obama? Something about crocus's coming up this weekend? ;)
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 4:03pm (Feb 9th 2008) edited
    Our crocuses are out already. They're bit slow out there! I thought it was a circus - or was it a tortoise...? ;)
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 10:09pm (Feb 9th 2008)
    We have a cuddly Llama at work that got called Osama the Llama. Too long to explain how! Perhaps it would be kinder to re-name it Obama now!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 10:30pm (Feb 9th 2008)
    Wow, crocuses! Now where are mine? Not seen any this year. Am I too early in Northern UK?
    I have snowdrops and winter Jasmine - yellow and sweet smelling all round my front door - but no sign of crocus.

    This thread is going way off topic.

    So what's new?

    Should we have a "Thread Master" to keep us in line?
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 10:36pm (Feb 9th 2008)
    No one would want that job - far too hard!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 12:59pm (Feb 10th 2008)
    Don't forget we're further south than you, Ollie...a bit warmer!
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2009 2:47pm (Mar 28th 2009)
    OH good ! My coop has not weathered the winter tooo well. The racoons have torn the sides. I have patched it, but I just need to build a new one as this one was supposed to be a temporary one .
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 7:39am (Jun 7th 2010) edited

    Someone who wanted to use our resources to advertise their rubbish.

    Hey neecar,

    There's a load of chicken coop plans (with runs) available on the websites listed in Google *website link removed*

    Hope I've helped! :-)

    - James.

    <b>ADMIN NOTE: <a href='' target='_blank'>buildachickencoops</a>, if you are going to try and sell an e-book on building chicken coops then that's fine, but DON'T use hencam to advertise it without having the courtesy to ask us first!

    Especially if you write your comments in such a way to try hoodwink people into thinking you are just trying to be helpful, when in fact you are trying to drive people to your site to purchase!

    Any more and you'll be banned, and we'll put a nice big post on the front page about your underhand tactics - now THAT will look good on google results... Sorry but I'm sick of 'SEO' tactics like this.</b>