Best 46 Ideas for Building Your Chicken Coop

We’ve been researching raising chickens in our tiny suburban backyard. We really want a more self-sufficient lifestyle knowing we can’t fully be there for where we live to get as far into it as we possibly can until our situation changes to where we can buy the property and live that lifestyle more effectively. To maximize the effectiveness of growing and keeping chickens, I ran across this graphic of helpful hints and thought on building your chicken coop!

46 Ideas for Building Your Chicken Coop

Chicken Coop Checklist {Mom with a Prep}

This infographic sums up what you need to know. It is very informative. Thanks to for permission to repost the graphic. Now, it makes it easier for you to build yours. Make sure to build your own! Try it out!

More Ideas when Raising Chickens

Raising chickens can be challenging especially in climates where even humans have a hard time living. With that being said, here are some tips on how to raise them in cold climates.

Ever wonder what it's like to raise chickens in Alaska's -70F winters?

Are you looking for ideas on how to build your own chicken tractor? I got news for you. My dad used to build his own to save a lot. Here is his version of the DIY Chicken Tractor.

Have dreams of free ranging chickens but still want some place safe for them to be? Do you want to move them around a field or property instead of one space? A DIY Chicken Tractor might be for you!

Here are some additional resources:

Final Thoughts

If you are planning to raise chickens, or perhaps you are already doing so but not very effective in it, this article will be of use to you. I believe that you make progress when you become diligent in raising them. Now go… go and plan great things and start raising some chickens!

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

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