When researching the book I came across several free chicken coop plans. You can use these to download, print off, and build a fabulous home for your chickies. Depending on the size of your flock and your backyard, these plans may need to be adapted to suit your needs.
This simple chicken coop is built like a lean-to shed and would be inexpensive and easy to build. Designed to include feed storage area and nest boxes. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee.
These plans show a smaller chicken house suitable for pigeons, chicken brooders, and smaller chicken breeds like bantams. The design allows some flexibility and shows a full-sized door as well as ventilation windows. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee.
This plan shows a simple chicken coop plan suitable for a medium flock of chickens. The perfect size to hold between 25-40 chickens, this plan shows a simple pitched-roof design to keep your chickens safe and warm. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee.
This chicken coop plan is large enough for 40-50 chickens. It includes a feed bin area and nest boxes all built into the chicken coop structure. Approximately 10 by 10 with plenty of roosts and space for a large backyard chicken flock. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee.
A collection of homemade chicken waterers from the North Dakota Agricultural College. Some really great ideas for repurposing items already in the backyard farm.
Several options for chicken feeders including greens, oyster shells, and traditional chicken feed hoppers. This chick run feeder is also from the North Dakota Agricultural College.
These nest boxes can be built seperately and added into any chicken coop, portable chicken yard, or pen. Plans from the North Dakota Agricultural College.