Chicken coop plans

Lining the house

This is the original metric version of the plan (millimetres/centimetres). See also Chicken coop plans: Imperial (feet/inches).

This part will require some careful cutting. Use Figure 6.2 as a guide to the pieces of plywood you need to line the house. Click on the picture for a larger view. But check the measurements on your own project, as measurements never turn out exact. You will also need to work out the position of the notches to be cut in the floor and front wall. The size of these notches will depend on what kind of timber you have used.

Measure the cut-outs carefully. The cut-outs in the corners will be 45mm by 45mm, if this is the dimensions of the timber you have used (50mm by 50mm dressed). If you don''t get it fitting quite right and there are gaps, use a low-shrinkage gap filler.

Once you have sorted out and installed the pieces in Figure 6.2, the house part of the coop should look similar to Figure 6.1. use 30mm flat head nails to attach the plywood, and using adhesive as well as nails is also a good idea.

Note that you will need to make two copies of the "Nest side wall" in Figure 6.2.

One side of your chicken coop house will be left open at this point, for a door to be installed in the next step.