Modern Chicken Coop Plans For 16 Chickens


  • Imperial and Metric versions
  • Advanced insulation down to -25°F
  • Comfortably house up to 16 chickens
  • Potential to produce over 60 eggs weekly
  • Convenient walk-in access
  • Engineered for predator resistance
  • Optimal ventilation ensures a healthy environment
  • 3D blueprints with drawings
  • Precise materials and economical shopping list
  • Step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions
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Product description

This uniquely designed and luxurious 10×16 coop has everything you need to raise a flock of up to 16 chickens. It has a large, well-appointed run that offers plenty of space for your chickens to exercise and forage for worms. The hardware cloth is supported by uniformly spaced robust boards that help keep it in place and deter predators. 

Inside the coop are comfortable roosting bars where your chickens can relax and perch at night. There are also enough nesting boxes for the flock. At 8′ 11 ¾”, this coop’s height allows for installing enough roosting bars to suit the different breeds. 

The coop has two 2′ 8″ wide doors, one offering access to the run and the other to the chickens’ sanctuary. This makes walking in to clean the coop more accessible to collect eggs and tend to your birds. There is also a chicken-sized coop that allows your chicken to move from the butch and run. Make sure to use high-quality hinges and latches to help keep predators away. 

The included steps make it easy for you to enter and leave the coop at all times.

Overall, this chicken coop is a great way to add a touch of rustic charm and functionality to your backyard. It is designed to be structurally sound, so you can expect it to last years.  Its simple design makes it easy to build, making it a great choice for beginners and pros alike. You can stain the coop to your liking.

Chicken coop specifications

10x16 chicken coop
Chicken run dimensions:
Length: 16′ Width: 10′ Height: 9′
Chicken house dimensions:
Length: 9′ Width: 6′ Height: 7′
Materials Cost:
$17-$24 per square foot
Pressure-treated lumber, plywood sheathing, foam board insulation
16 chickens

Nesting boxes:
Plywood sheathing
Instant PDF download
Chicken Run

Why our chicken coop plans are different?

money saving material list for chicken coop construction

Money-saving shopping list

We have incorporated the most cost-effective materials while giving you the highest quality coop.

Chicken coop foundation plans for structural integrity

Foundation plans for structural integrity

We have implemented concrete foundation instructions to ensure confidence, safety, and durability.

step by step instructions for chicken plans

Easy step-by-step guidance

Our plans cover all corners of your coop: from foundation to roof and every inch in between.

chicken coop with predator protection

Predator-proof design

These coop plans help avoid predators, giving your chickens a comfortable and cared-for living environment.

Blueprints for chicken coop ventilation

Blueprints for ventilation

Ventilation is included in all chicken coop designs to save your chickens from diseases or overheating.

Adequate quantity of nesting boxes

Adequate quantity of nesting boxes

 All our plans are calculated in size, giving at least one nesting box per every three hens.

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Chicken Coop Plan FAQ

Are your chicken coop plans beginner-friendly?

Our chicken coop plans are crafted with clarity in mind, making them suitable for a range of skill levels. While having some basic woodworking or construction knowledge can be beneficial, the plans are designed to be accessible even for beginners. Each plan comes with detailed instructions, step-by-step guides, and illustrations to ensure a smooth building process. If you’re a novice, just make sure to carefully read through the entire plan before starting and don’t hesitate to seek advice or assistance if needed.

I purchased your plans but I'm not sure how to download them, can you advise?

After completing your purchase, you should have received an email containing a download link for the chicken coop plans. If you’re still unable to locate it or have issues with the download link, please contact us directly via email. We’ll promptly assist you and, if necessary, send you the plans manually to ensure you receive what you’ve purchased.

Do you offer your chicken coop plans using metric measurements units?

Our plans are currently available exclusively in imperial units. However, a select few plans are designed with both metric and imperial units. Please refer to the product descriptions to find the one that aligns with your preferences.

How much do the materials cost to build this chicken coop?

The typical cost to construct a chicken coop is between $300 and $2,000, with the national average standing at $650. Several factors influence this price, such as:

  • Coop size
  • Chosen materials
  • Design intricacy
  • DIY versus hiring a professional
  • Local labor rates

To save costs, consider building a basic coop on your own using repurposed materials. But if you desire a fancier coop or lack the expertise or time to do it yourself, hiring a contractor might be a good idea.

Can I customize the dimensions or features of this chicken coop plan?

Yes, you can modify the dimensions or features if you have the necessary experience. However, please be aware that by doing so, the material and cutting lists provided will no longer align perfectly with the instructions in the plan. This means you’ll need to adjust and calculate some of the required materials and cuts yourself. Always ensure that any changes maintain the structural integrity and safety of the coop for your chickens.

Are your chicken coops well-insulated for cold climates?

Our chicken coop plans are designed to provide basic protection against the elements. The majority of the coop plans include additional steps for insulation. However, if you’re in a particularly cold climate, you might want to enhance insulation further to ensure the comfort and safety of your chickens. Always prioritize the health and well-being of your chickens when making modifications.

How many chickens can your different-sized chicken coops comfortably accommodate?

The capacity of a chicken coop, in terms of the number of chickens it can house comfortably, is influenced by its size. Here’s a basic breakdown:

  • Small Coop (4-6 square feet): Suitable for 2-3 chickens.
  • Medium Coop (6-10 square feet): Designed for 4-6 chickens.
  • Large Coop (10-15 square feet): Can accommodate 6-8 chickens.
  • Extra Large Coop (15+ square feet): Fits 8-10+ chickens.

It’s crucial to understand that these figures serve as general guidelines. The ideal number of chickens for a coop will also be affected by factors like the chicken breed, local climate, and coop design.

For instance, bigger chicken breeds like Cochins and Brahmas demand more room compared to smaller breeds like Leghorns and bantams. If you’re in a warmer region, giving your chickens extra space can assist in keeping them cool. Furthermore, the coop’s layout and design efficiency play a role; a poorly planned coop might house fewer chickens than one that’s well-organized and designed.

Do your chicken coop runs need to be permanently installed or can the coops be moved?

While we recommend permanent installation for optimal stability, you have the flexibility to skip the foundation and securement steps if you do not require additional protection and wish to move the coop. Additionally, we are offering portable chicken coop designs

I'm unsure about some coop plan steps. Can you clarify a specific area?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or uncertainties you may have about specific construction steps. Our 24/7 email support will assist you and provide any guidance you need.