One of the first things you need if you are thinking about getting chickens is some kind of housing for them. Chicken coops can be a corner of a shed, a fancy custom built piece of art, or anything in between! If this is your first time keeping chickens you probably will end up with several different designs before you find the one that works the best for you. What you DON’T want to do is make the common mistake of many first time chicken owners and bring home your birds without having their housing set up and ready to go.
There are a ton of pictures of chicken coops online, but not all of them are practical choices. Either they don’t come with instructions, are hard to clean, or aren’t going to protect your birds from predators. Whether you are a first time chicken owner getting set up with your very first coop, or you are looking to switch things up and find something you love, here is an epic list about chicken coops that normal people without a ton of fancy construction experience can actually build.