If you have been thinking about getting chickens, here are 15 budget-friendly DIY chicken coops to you can build yourself!
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There are many GREAT reasons to keep chickens as pets. They’re entertaining, help teach kids responsibility, they’re fairly low maintenance, they lay eggs that you can scramble for breakfast, and they can also be processed for meat.
Everyone has a different idea what the perfect coop and run is… there are tractors which are movable coops so your birds will always be on fresh grass. Then there are traditional coops that are stationary.
Depending on your plans for your birds and how many you’d like to raise, some coops are better for certain purposes. Here are 15 DIY chicken coops and tractors that you can make for your backyard poultry.
15 Budget-Friendly DIY Chicken Coops That Are A Must See!
Whether you have 2 chickens, or 12, there is a DIY chicken coop idea for everyone. From converted coops to pallet coops and more. If you have been dreaming of having your own chickens, now is the time to plan your coop!
Building a chicken coop can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You can save money by using old pallets and any scrap lumber that you can find. This DIY chicken coop is the perfect example of mixing old and new.
Learn how to build your own portable chicken tractor with this detailed DIY tutorial. This is so convenient and also a great way to keep the chickens safe and move them around to get fresh grass if you live in a city and can't free range.
See how to convert a kids playhouse into an adorable DIY chicken coop. Since you already have the base, you just have to make a few adjustments to turn it into a fully functioning chicken coop, complete with electric!
Build a free chicken coop using recycled doors. This coop is such a great idea, especially if you live in a climate with harsh winters. This coop is in another building so it keeps the chickens out of the elements. Plus, it uses recycled materials.
This huge chicken tractor is perfect for keeping meat chickens on pasture.
Need an easy shelter and don’t want to DIY? Here’s what you can buy.
Omlet makes a ton of chicken shelters and runs that are movable and have lots of accessories available. You can add wheels and handles to move the run as needed which is nice. The cages look like they’re well predator-proofed, and you can get an attached run up to 13′. They even sell an automatic coop door that opens and closes when the sun rises and sets. The Eglu Go is their easily movable shelter and run. They have perches to add on, swings, treat holders, and even chicken clothing. Totally worth checking out if you like to geek out over your poultry.
Here’s a video of our Omlet Automatic Chicken Coop Door and Light!
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