Our beginner-friendly chicken coop plans make it easy to build a secure coop for your backyard chickens or quail.

Everything you want in a chicken coop. Every step explained.

Whether you want to build a walk-in chicken coop, a mobile chicken ark/tractor, a stand-alone hen house, an enclosed run, or even a raised coop for quail — one of our coop design plans may be just what you’ve been searching for.

All of our backyard chicken and quail coop designs feature—

  • Protection from the elements
  • Security from predators
  • Ample ventilation and light
  • Spaces to perch, lay, and relax

What chicken keepers just like you are building with our coop plans:

What they're saying about our DIY building plans:

Designed with your chickens in mind. And you.

All of our coop and run designs make efficient use of materials and space — and are simple to clean and maintain. They’re also easy to customize to your style and needs. You can even modify them to house other critters like ducks, quail, rabbits, pigeons, and more. 

Instant downloads

Download your plans instantly as a full-color, printable ebook (PDF) and start building your chicken coop, quail hutch, mobile chicken tractor, or secure chicken run enclosures right away.

Free support

Each plan includes details, photos, and construction tips based on years of customer feedback. Have questions? Just email the designer.

Built by you. Wherever you are.

Our plans include measurements in both feet/inches and millimeters. We’ve chosen materials that are commonly available both in the U.S. and beyond. And we’ve kept the designs flexible, so you can adapt as needed.

Satisfaction guaranteed

Give our DIY construction plans a try! If it doesn't work out, let us know within 30 days, and we'll send you a full refund.

Chicken Coop Hardware Kits

Package of screws, staples, hinges, latches, and other hardware pre-packed for building The Garden Coop walk-in chicken coop

Build your coop even quicker with a pre-packed hardware kit.

With our hardware Quick Kits (U.S. only), you can save time shopping, get exactly the hardware you need, and focus on building a beautiful, secure coop. Shipping is free!

Why build your own backyard chicken coop or quail coop?

Keeping poultry is a lifestyle choice that pays off in many ways. But there are start-up costs. Building your own chicken coop lets you keep costs down, while getting exactly what you want in a coop. Plus it’s fun!

Why use plans?

The research, design, and testing that went into these plans let you build a solid chicken or quail coop/run without having to start from scratch. By knowing just what you need to buy, you’ll get the most out of your investment. You can make your first cuts this weekend and have more time to enjoy your backyard chickens and those garden-fresh eggs. 

Just looking for ideas? Check out our chicken coop blog.

On our chicken coop blog, we answer questions and share information about coop building and backyard chicken care. You’ll find advice that is both timely and timeless, including best practices and new ideas on building housing for your chickens, quail, and other backyard critters. Here are a few examples:

Build your coop with confidence. And keep chickens in style!