Chicken coop for 3 hens : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Does any one have plans, knows a website or would give loads of info on a chicken coop for 3 hens that i could make myself and save loads of money on? Thanks

-- Steve Hill (, April 18, 2001



Check out www., then tyupe coop plans into the search feature. They have lots of links for small chicken houses.

I also saw one yesterday that was made out of a dog house that fit 3-4 chickens I think. Any chance of you being able to scavenge/acquire/beg/borrow a used dog house??? Let me know if this will work and I'll dig around for the web address.

Good Luck!

-- Kristin, in La. (, April 19, 2001.

Look at the new Countryside, page 50 - it has a design for a small portable chicken/quail house.

-- David C (, April 19, 2001.


-- drew (, August 22, 2001.

A decent sized doghouse would work with some adaptation (close-able door, nest box extended, and a perch).

-- Anne (, August 22, 2001.

Depending on where you are located you may want to try a pallet shelter A-frame. Use a pallet as the floor and then cover with plywood or hardware cloth and frame the sides and use plywood or wire to cover the sides and ends. You can add a nest box at one end and even make it accessable from the outside and a little coop door to the outside if you'd like. Inexpensive and very easy to make. Looks nice too.

Otherwise, here is a good site to try:

-- Trisha-MN (, August 23, 2001.

Who has only 3 chickens ? I can't even count how many we have {hehe}.But then again I tend to collect things.

-- Patty {NY State} (, August 23, 2001.

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