This small coop is the perfect footprint for the backyard homesteader or urban farmer. Mesh hardware cloth siding provides fresh air. A nesting box with six openings offer a warm place to roost and lay eggs.
8X8 Chicken Coop
8X8 Chicken Coop
8X8 Chicken Coop
8X8 Chicken Coop Features
All About The 8X8 Chicken Coop
This 8’×8′ Chicken Coop design without a floor and with two translucent roof panels gives your birds the illusion of being free-range as it allows them ample space to feed off the natural ground and an abundance of light. The attractive little building comes complete with six nesting boxes to house your chicken population and six easy access sliding egg doors that will make egg collecting a breeze.
Whether raising chickens and rabbits or cows and horses, protection from the elements is essential for keeping animals healthy and productive. A small shed can make a spacious bunny hutch where your rabbits can play sleep and hide when not in their run. If you raise chickens, quail, turkeys, geese or other poultry for eggs, providing comfortable nesting boxes in a safe coop will encourage the birds to nest inside rather than look for an alternative outdoor location, which could attract predators.
From the smallest chicken coops to the largest stall barns, our buildings are made from rot-resistant Vermont Hemlock and Pine providing sufficiently warm, dry, and well-ventilated conditions to fit your livestock needs. Their simple interiors are easy to clean, helping to protect your animals from disease and parasites. They’re also structurally sound enough to keep out large or crafty predators such as foxes and raccoons.
Choose Your Type
We offer the Chicken Coop as a complete shell kit with do-it-yourself instructions. Or order it fully assembled. We ship pre-assembled coops to most customers who live within 300 miles of our factory in Londonderry, Vermont.
The Complete Shell – With this package you get everything needed to set up this 8’x8′ Chicken Coop. Wall and roof framing, siding, and a metal roof come with this package. Siding is a combination of hardware cloth and pine board and batten. The roof is unpainted 29-gauge corrugated metal. This particular build also comes with six nesting boxes, a solid pine door, one small chicken door/ramp and rear access to the nesting boxes so you can collect eggs.
Our coops come with default options that match our specifications. However, if you want to personalize your purchase, we have made that process a breeze. As you go through each step, you’ll be able to pick and choose which options you want to style your coop.
• Strengthen – Consider upgrading the roof rafters to 16-inches on center to increase the weight rating. Shed anchors may be wrapped around the sill plate to secure your coop to the ground.
• Personalize – With the coops you can upgrade the roofing or siding to match your aesthetics. Siding choices include a variety of Eastern White Pine and Western Red Cedar options. For a quick change you can pick a different metal roof color, otherwise we have architectural asphalt shingles or Red Cedar shingles or shakes.
Build Your 8X8 Chicken Coop:
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Pre-Cut Kit? What is included in this package?
The Pre-Cut lumber package has all the framing members cut and ready for assembly. It includes siding, roofing, pre-dimensioned trim, and fastening hardware. Many designs also include windows and doors. The floor system, walls and rafters have all been cut, color-coded and part numbered. The detailed cut list coincides with the color-coded exploded view. The head scratching has been removed, the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch has all been simplified. The kit is geared to a do-it-yourself homeowner with beginner-to-beginner knowledge of carpentry.
Should I buy a Pre-Cut Kit or Fully Assembled Building?
We design our kits to be organized and easy to understand. If you have basic carpentry skills and are looking to save money, a kit is a great idea for you. We ship our kits all across the continental USA and part of Canada.
If you live within our Northeast delivery area, you are able to purchase many of our buildings Fully Assembled. You’ll save time and have the peace of mind that your cottage is being built by expert craftsmen.
What is a Complete Shell and What Comes With It?
A complete shell is an uninsulated building. As a kit, it includes everything required to assemble the building including hardware, precut framing, siding and roofing as well as doors and windows. Hardware, millwork sheathing and DIY plans have been enclosed. Each piece is color coded and part numbered. The exact itemization of what is inserted can be found on the specifications tab of the website for each product page design.
What is the difference between a 3-Season and 4-Season Insulation package?
3-Season –A three-season kit prepares the building for interior finishing. It includes the complete shell plus vapor barrier, solid roof sheathing and insulated floor system. A three season building seals the structure from humidity and moisture protecting from the environment, insects and rodents.
4-Season – Best for year-round comfort. The package includes everything a 3 season does with the addition of insulated thermal pane millwork, wall and roof insulation and pine interior sheathing.
Can I Customize My Building?
Yes! When you purchase your building, you have the option to pick siding, roofing, and flooring options to upgrade or modify your building. Read more about what options we offer.
If you are looking for some very special customizations to one of our buildings, our cottage designers can help. Contact our custom shop team to build a bespoke cottage.
How Can I Pay? Do You Offer Financing?
We accept Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and Visa, Cash, Personal Check, Financing, ACH transfers, Wire transfers, and PayPal. There are so many ways to purchase your dream cottage!
We also offer easy financing options, including a 50% now, 50% later option. See financing page.