Compact Chicken Coop Plans

(7 customer reviews)

This digital set of plans includes clear instructions and graphics to walk you through the entire process.

The footprint of this chicken coop measures 4′ x 5′. To support the building process, I have a two part video series covering my entire process from start to finish. You can find them here: PART 1 and PART 2

These detailed plans are in imperial units. The following is included in the plan:

  • The plan in a downloadable PDF format with 16 detailed pages.
  • Materials list.
  • Layout diagrams for all material cuts and dimensions.
  • Step by step 3D assembly diagrams

Find the plans for the adjoining Chicken Coop Run HERE

Find the plans for the Larger Chicken Coop HERE



The project was designed and developed by April Wilkerson.

To receive your plans:
1. After your order is placed, you will receive a thank you message with a link to download the plans
2. You will also receive an email receipt with a link to download the plans
3. Your account page will have a list of their purchased plans that you can download
**Please note that this is not a beginner build and assistance through Wilker Do’s is not available. Our help is limited to the information in the plans and the video tutorial

7 reviews for Compact Chicken Coop Plans

  1. brigette (verified owner)

    I am so excited to build this chicken coop for our ladies and rooster. I have been searching for months trying to make a decision and then also find some plans to match my vision for our hen house. This was exactly what I had in mind! We are making it a family project.

  2. Joshua Parris (verified owner)

    I am currently building this, converting everything from Inches to Centermeters, as I am in Australia. Seem’s to be working well so far. Thanks April for the excellent design and instruction videos / plans. I look forward to completing this project.

  3. Matthew Shearn (verified owner)

    I purchased these plans after watching April’s video (probably 100 times). It was exactly what I wanted for my urban chicken coop. Unfortunately it was going to be a little too big to be approved by my city, but April’s plans are so easy it was effortless for me to determine where and how I could make simple alterations to her plans to ensure my coop would be permitted by the city. THANKS APRIL! I am already starting to work on other projects you have available.

  4. benjamin.carrancho

    Hey Joshua,
    How’d you go with converting to metric? I would need to do the same so I’m contemplating whether or not to make this purchase.
    Did you finish the build yet?

  5. Jay Gosson (verified owner)

    I ordered the plans and built the coop and run over the summer. The only change to the plans I would recommend is to label each piece with the corresponding letter or number from the cut sheet. I realize they are color coded, but that doesn’t help when you print out your plans on a b&w printer. Everything went together well. Some of the instructions for the trim was a bit confusing. I trimmed out the nesting boxes before realizing that I then had to extend out the lid in order to have an overhang for a drip edge.

  6. ron.hayden (verified owner)

    Some of the cuts on the 2×4’s look to be cut in half. Or a dimension that is not indicated. Also, the exhibits don’t reference the letter of the Cut.
    Cut U
    Cut V
    Cut S
    Cut J
    Cut M

    Can anyone help me out?

  7. Jason Kirwan (verified owner)

    On the 2×4 cut list, letter G says 51⅛” but on the Figure above, letter G measures 56⅛…..which one is correct?

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