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Build Your Dream Chicken Coop!

We're excited to help you provide a comfortable, secure, and stylish home for your chickens! Our kits come in two easy-to-assemble options, listed on each product page:

  • Precut Kits: Every piece is precisely cut and ready for assembly. Perfect for those who enjoy a hands-on approach to building.
  • Panelized Kits: Walls come pre-assembled in panels, making your assembly process even quicker and more straightforward.

What’s Included?

  • High-Quality Materials: All necessary materials, precisely cut and crafted for a perfect fit.
  • Hardware: Every screw, hinge, and nail you'll need.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions: Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through the assembly process.
  • Customer Support: Access to the Chicken Huggers support team for any assembly questions.

Tools You'll Need

You won’t need a workshop full of tools to assemble your coop. Here’s what you’ll typically need:

  • Cordless Drill
  • #2 Square Drive Bit
  • Square Utility Knife
  • Tape Measure
  • Speed Square
  • Hammer
  • Ladder

Before You Begin: Foundation Recommendations

A solid foundation is critical to the longevity and stability of your chicken coop. Here are our recommendations:

For All Kits:

  • Level Ground: Choose a flat, well-drained area for your coop.
  • Clearance: Ensure there’s enough clearance around the coop for maintenance and ventilation.

Foundation Options:

  • Concrete Slab: Ideal for a permanent, predator-proof foundation. Ensure it's slightly larger than your coop's footprint.
  • Pavers: A quicker, easier option that still provides a stable base. Lay them on a bed of sand for best results.
  • Crushed Stone or Gravel: Excellent for drainage and easy to level. Create a perimeter frame to hold the stone in place and fill it to a depth of 2-4 inches.
  • Runners: Serve as a practical foundation by elevating the coop off the ground, enhancing protection against moisture and predators. This option simplifies setup and offers flexibility for placement and relocation of your coop.

Note: For the Colonial Gable Coop and Gambrel Barn Coop, a foundation is recommended but not required.

Assembly Instructions Overview

  • Read Through Instructions: Familiarize yourself with the assembly process and organize your materials and tools.
  • Foundation Preparation: Prepare your chosen foundation type according to our recommendations.
  • Assembly: Follow the step-by-step instructions. Start with the base, then walls, followed by the roof, and finally any additional features.
  • Final Touches: Install the roof material, paint or stain your coop, and add any customizations (sold separately).

Tips for Success

  • Take Your Time: Don’t rush the assembly. Precision now means less trouble later.
  • Ask for Help: Some steps might be easier with an extra pair of hands.
  • Enjoy the Process: Remember, building your chicken coop is the first step in the rewarding journey of keeping chickens.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions or run into any issues during assembly, don't hesitate to contact our customer support. We're here to help you ensure that your chickens have the cozy, safe home they deserve.

Happy Building!

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