Chicken Tractor Plans For 8 Chickens


  • Advanced insulation down to -25°F
  • Comfortably house up to 8 chickens
  • Potential to produce over 30 eggs weekly
  • Convenient walk-in access
  • Effortless cleaning with a removable litter tray
  • 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 chicken tractor is a compact yet functional hen house that is perfect for a small backyard flock. It is designed using robust wood to ensure longevity and deter predators. The coop has a footprint of 65 square feet, which includes an aviary, cage, and nesting box. This provides plenty of room for your chickens to move around and roost. Moreover, the hutch is raised off the ground, which helps to keep it dry and free of pests while creating more space for chickens to roan and take refuge from the afternoon sun.

The coop’s design includes a window, which keeps the hutch illuminated while encouraging optimal egg production. Its nesting box is exterior-mounted, with a convenient door for easy egg collection and cleaning.

The coop is also mobile, thanks to two large wheels on one end and a sturdy wooden handle on the other. Moving the coop gives your chickens access to new foraging areas and ensures chicken droppings are spread evenly to enrich the soil with nutrients your grass needs to thrive.

Overall, this is a great option for anyone who is looking for a compact yet functional chicken coop for a small backyard flock.

Chicken coop specifications

5x13 chicken tractor plans product
Chicken run dimensions:
Length: 10′-6″ Width: 4′ Height: 5′-3 1/2″
Chicken house dimensions:
Length: 3′-5″ Width: 3′-5″ Height: 2′-8 1/2″
Materials Cost:
$17-$24 per square foot
Beginner friendly
Plywood sheathing, wood siding boards, asphalt shingles
8 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.