DIY PVC Chicken Coop

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Introduction: DIY PVC Chicken Coop

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Making a chicken coop is easy and fun project,I am using the pvc pipes as the constructions material of chicken which is easy to assemble sturdy and water proof as well which protect the chicken from harmful predators and harsh weather as well.

Supplies

T joint x 8

End Cap x 20

1 inches of 30 inches length pvc pipe x 16

120 degree connectors x 2

20 inches pvc pipe x 4

3 feet pvc pipe x 4

Plastic Sheet Water proof

Screws

21 inches pvc pipe x 4

U joint x 8

Hinges
Side lock

Step 1: Making Connectors for Main Shelter

Using T joint and a end cap to make a joint which can have 4 joint to connect and form the square shape of where chicken get sleep, Place the end cap over the T joint and place the screw over to strong connection we need around 8 connectors like this.

Step 2: Forming the Main Square

Start placing the 30 inches pvc pipe in those connectors forming the square shape

Step 3: Connectors for the Roof

Place the end caps over the 120 degree connector and connect in with the screws

Step 4: Making Roof

Place the 20 inches pvc pipe on the top of connector and start heating it up with the lighter you can use the hot air machine for that purpose , it will start getting soft and then and than bend it to inner direction to form a rectangle place the roof connectors we made and connect them together.

Place the 30 inches pve pipe between them to form connect roof pillars together.

Step 5: Making the Inner Entrance

Mark the 8 inches on the front of entrance and place the end caps with screws than place the 30 inches pipes in them to from a entrance place

Step 6: Covering It With Plastic

I am covering it with plastic waterproof sheet which need to be secured with screws all over the structure and I cover the excesses sheet roll and place tape to cover it.

Cut out some pieces and cover the entrance part as well.

Step 7: Making the Front Open Area

Place a mark from ground to upper on the front part and place the end caps on it.

Step 8: Constructing the Open Area

Place the 3 feet pipe on the end caps and form the open area.

using U Joints and place the end caps over it forming 3 way joints and place them in the front part of 3 feet pvc pipes.

place 21 inches pvc pipes horizontally and 30 inches pipe vertically on the front part where the gate will be place.

Step 9: Cutting Out the Net

Cutting the mesh net for the 6 by 3 feet size to full cover the front part

Step 10: Placing Net

Placing the net over the front part and using zip ties for securing it in to place.

Step 11: Making Door

Using 20 inches and 30 inches of PVC pipe to form the rectangle with u joint.

and placing the net over it and tighten it with the zip ties .

Step 12: Connecting the Door

Using the Hinges to connect the door to the Coop and using side lock for locking it.

Step 13: Finishing Steps

Place the Mesh net over the front part over the open area to fully cover it.

The chicken coop is done and ready to use outdoor it can be useful in rain area and if you want you can place the Plastic board under it for more protection.

Hope you like the tutorial please like this indestructible and if you don't understand something please watch the video.

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    15 Comments

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    Maria Ravandiel
    Maria Ravandiel

    2 months ago

    Well done! This is a very uniqe project!

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thank you for appreciating

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    DesertMimi
    DesertMimi

    Question 2 months ago on Introduction

    Darling little chicken coop but where do you get the tiny little chickens?

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    Maria Ravandiel
    Maria Ravandiel

    Answer 2 months ago

    If you look at it, this coop isn't actually that small. Whether they were bantam chickens or not, this would be big enough for your average chicken. Maybe not for 20 chickens, but if you had a few (which many people only have a few) it would indeed work.

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Answer 2 months ago

    bantam chickens

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    AntoniL5
    AntoniL5

    2 months ago

    Hi, I like more the recording than the actual widget :)
    Which camera have you used, I am impressed by the POV at 7:40 of the video.

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Reply 2 months ago

    It is Xiaomi Redmi go camera

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    Brigeline M
    Brigeline M

    2 months ago

    This is definitely not predator-proof, but you could use it in an existing chicken coop for a brooding hen. Apart from this I find pvc great to work with - until you have to get rid of it..

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    shalnachywyt
    shalnachywyt

    Reply 2 months ago

    Agreed. You would not believe how resourceful raccoons are and, they have opposable thumbs so can unlock locks. That coop would be shredded in no time if left outdoors.

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Reply 2 months ago

    So you mean wooden chicken coop is better

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thank you for nice information

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    Ricardo Furioso
    Ricardo Furioso

    2 months ago

    You should know that you can cut pvc easily with just a cotton string by rubbing it back and forth. The heat of friction cuts it. Thank you for sharing.

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thank you for good information

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    perec3
    perec3

    2 months ago

    Good construction ideas. However, as pointed out, this is probably not good for outdoors, and I hope this is not a permanent home for chicken!

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    Umair Workshop
    Umair Workshop

    Reply 2 months ago

    It is a basic idea to make chicken coop