DIY Chicken Coop Kit

(8 customer reviews)

$399.00 $385.00


Our DIY Chicken Coop Kit is our most popular package because it is such a great deal. Because YOU do the building and painting yourself, you save money!

Not only is it the least expensive, but it also gives people the most flexibility to customize the coop. All the wood products and screening are made in the USA, so this means high quality! All of the parts are exactly the same as our ready-made chicken coop.

“I thought you’d like to know that I—a regular mom with basic building skills—built the coop kit alone (kids helped hold the pieces sometimes). It took a couple of hours a day, for four days, from start to finish.”

“We assembled our own kit in the evenings over the course of a few days.  It was fun and had very manageable step-by-step instructions.  And we also enjoyed adding unique details and design elements.  Thanks for a great product!”

Watch 1 min. video of the assembly process.


Accessories ship free when ordered with any coop.

Dark Stained Coop with blue trim

The Smart Chicken Coop with Dark Stained Ply

DIY Chicken Coop Kit

The DIY Chicken Coop Kit has a very easy to clean design. It helps busy people raise hens hassle-free.

Each coop kit is hand made in the USA with the same materials used in US homes and once you paint it, the Smart Chicken Coop will last for years and years.

In addition, the coop is designed for a backyard, not the back pasture. It has a low profile and is cute and tidy… your neighbors might not even know you have hens!

Best of all, The DIY Chicken Coop Kit is so well designed that it cuts cleaning chores to once every few weeks! And you only need a rake to clean it– no gloves, brushes or clothes pins for your nose.

Given that The DIY Chicken Coop KIT is made in the USA with quality materials and innovatively designed, you may be wondering how we can offer it at such a reasonable price. Because you purchase (12) 2” x 2”x 8’ furring strips (we include a cut list) and (1) plastic bin for a nesting box at your local home improvement store, you save money on shipping costs. After all, why pay to have easy-to-get wood shipped across the country?


Included in our DIY Smart Chicken Coop Kit


  • Unpainted T1-11 3/8" exterior siding, cut to size (front, back, 2 sides and a door)
  • Zinc coated hardware & fastener kit (includes all you'll need to build our coop to specs)
  • Galvanized steel roof, specially engineered for safety
  • Galvanized steel roof cap, specially engineered for safety
  • Galvanized steel roof props, specially engineered for safety
  • 6 pre-cut 19 gauge 1/2" square galvanized steel screens (essential for predator proofing)
  • Custom Door Jams
  • Custom Roof Supports
  • Meticulous written directions
  • Step by step video with narration
  • 2x2 Wood cut list



Included in the DIY Coop Kit

Included in the DIY Coop Kit


Not Included in the DIY Smart Chicken Coop Kit

  • (12) 2" x 2" x 8' furring strips
  • (1) plastic bin for nesting box

You save money by getting the simple parts from your local home improvement store. If you would prefer to have the 2x2 boards and the nest box shipped to you, then select this in the accessories at the bottom of the page.



NOT included in the DIY Chicken Coop Kit


Tools You Will Need

  • Power drill and drill bits
  • Phillips screw driver
  • Staple gun
  • Saw (not necessary if you ask your lumber/home improvement center to cut the 2" x 2" boards to length)
  • Paint brush

Paint, trim, flowers, signs, 2x2 boards, and chalkboard faux windows are not included and can be purchased in our accessories shop.

Expect our DIY chicken coop kits to take a generally handy person about 6 hours
to build, plus paint time. Skilled people build the kit in about 2 hours.

Keep your hens safe. Protect your hens from backyard wildlife, such as skunks, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, and dogs with our do it yourself chicken coop. There are no gaps larger than 1/2" on our coops, including hardware mesh, the steel roof and plywood sides. The Smart Chicken Coop will not shrink with weather changes.

NOTE: It is essential that you close your coop each evening and that you line the perimeter of the coop either with 1 ft. sq. pavers or hardware cloth. This prevents predators from digging under the walls. We also sell a predator proof screen floor (see accessories below), should you wish to go that route.


Prefer to have a ready-made chicken coop? Check out The Smart Chicken Coop here.

8 reviews for DIY Chicken Coop Kit

  1. Andrew (verified owner)

    Thilled with the DYI coop, looking forward to getting this installed and moving the girls into the coop once it warms up here in Michigan. thanks!

  2. Brad (verified owner)

    The coop kit went together easily and it was a nice spring break activity for our kids. My daughter wanted to paint it pink, but we ended up painting it like the Red Barn Coop. It is a bit low to the ground, but that works well for our 6 year old.

  3. Rick (verified owner)

    Building our own coop was a lot of fun– and lots of work– but a GREAT experience for the kids! Shelley helped us via FaceTime.

  4. Toby (verified owner)

    The coop looks as good in person as the pictures online. I can’t wait to plant flowers around it– snow has to melt first. Our hens love the run and waddle between there and the inside of the coop. We did put a clear plastic paint drop cloth thing that we cut to size over the run when it snows, so the run didn’t get snow in it.

  5. Susan (verified owner)

    We’re not exactly handy, but we wanted this coop, so we bought the kit to save money. And we built it with no problems… well, except we didn’t paint it until it was together– oops. We also decided to get some shade cloth from Home Depot to cover part of the run because we don’t have shade during the afternoon and it seemed like the hens ended up moving into their coop because of it. But, this fix works out well.

  6. Ed (verified owner)

    The assembly video was a great help– made the whole kit experience easy.
    Love it. We just moved the chicks into the coop and they seem quite happy in there.

  7. Tamara (verified owner)

    We got the coop kit and lean-to. A small piece was cracked but they sent a replacement right away. We are very happy.

  8. Peggy (verified owner)

    After searching for coops, we decided to go with The Smart Coop because it seemed high quality. I especially like the convenient design for cleaning. We assembled our own kit in the evenings over the course of a few days. It was a fun project to assemble with very manageable step-by-step instructions. And we also enjoyed looking adding our own unique details and design elements. Thanks for a great product!

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