Chicken Coop Plan Comparison Table

We built the Chicken Coop Plan Comparison Table to give you a quick reference to help you decide which chicken coop plan will meet your needs.

We bought and analysed each of the plans listed here (actually, in the case of the New Terra Farm Movable Coop we wrote the plans).

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Features

Chicken DIYGuides

Build a Backyard Chicken Coop

New Terra Farm Movable Coop

Description

A chicken coop plans package including designs for several styles of small coops

A chicken coop plans package including designs for several styles of small coops

Plans for the New Terra Farm Movable Coop and the heated Broody Boxes used to raise chicks at New Terra Farm

Purpose

Housing laying hens

Housing laying hens

Raising chickens for meat

Capacity

Depending on plan, from 2-3 birds up to a couple dozen

Depending on plan, from 2-3 birds up to a couple dozen

100 birds

Suitable for

Backyard egg raising,

urban or rural

Backyard egg raising, urban or rural

Raising a small commercial flock of meat birds on a small farm or rural property

Ease of construction

3.5 out of 5

3 out of 5

5 out of 5

Portability

Some plans are portable

Some plans are portable

Easily movable by one person

Estimated cost of construction

From $100-200 up to approx. $1,000 depending on plan chosen

From $200-300 up to approx. $1,000 depending on plan chosen

$150

Quality of chicken care instructions

Fair to good;

Fair; I would recommend buying a good book on chicken care to supplement the instructions given

Not included - see companion book 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' sold separately

Cost of plans package

$29.97 U.S. (see notes below)

$29.95 U.S.

$17.50 Cdn.

Recommendation

BUY, for a small backyard flock of laying hens

PASS, this is not the best choice

BUY, for raising a flock of meat birds





Summary: for the 'backyard' chicken raiser, I recommend the Chicken DIY Guides plan. The care instructions provided and the bonuses make this the best choice for raising a few laying hens in your back yard.


You can find out more and purchase the plans at the link below. NOTE: navigate away from the page and you will see a 'pop-up' window offering you $10 off.

Get the ChickenDIYGuides plan here


The New Terra Farm Movable Coop is not intended for the 'backyard' chicken raiser (unless you have a BIG back yard).

But if you intend to raise a substantial number of birds to put meat in your freezer, or for sale you can get plans at the link below.



Get plans for the New Terra Farm Movable Coop here

The 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' book is the companion book to the Movable Coop Plan Book and provides complete care instructions for your small flock.

You can learn more and get the book here:

How to Raise Meat Chickens HandBook


Special Combo Offer - Get the 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' book and the 'Movable Coop Plan Book' and save


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