When you only have a small flock of chickens, a big coop is not needed. Building a DIY A Frame chicken coop will meet the housing needs your fowls have while making it easy for you to gather eggs and tend to your little flock. Check out these 23 A Frame chicken coop plans and when you find one that is right for your needs, you can use them to get a small chicken coop built in a day. Also check out free chicken coop plans, diy chicken coop, chicken tractor coop plans and pallet chicken coop.
1- Cheap A Frame Hen House
This easy chicken coop can be built with less the $50 worth of new materials. The cost will be even less if you have some scrap building materials on hand.
2- A Frame with Outdoor Space
Several chickens can live comfortably inside this safe A frame chicken coop, plus enjoy safe outdoor space during the day. Chicken wire covering the ground inside the coop and an attached fenced-in yard allows the chicken to have free-run day and night while staying safe.
3- Gothic Chicken Ark
Build an ark of safety, Gothic style, with these easy-to-follow chicken coop plans. Not only will this small A frame chicken coop design house your backyard chickens, but it will add a design element to your backyard too.
4- Movable Chicken Sled
Here is an A frame chicken coop that is built on a sled so it can be moved around the landscape.
Moving it around provides the chickens with fresh grass to scratch around in, plus it leaves behind the chicken droppings.
The floor of this A frame chicken coop is made from hardware cloth so the droppings just fall through to the ground. No clean-up for you, just fertilized soil left behind after this chicken sled is moved.
5- Above Ground A Frame Coop
These A frame chicken coop plans show you how to build a hen house that provides a safe place for hens to lay their eggs and have plenty of room to scratch into the soil.
This is a two-story A frame with laying box and roost on the second floor and chicken run underneath. The hens will have all the comforts they need to feel at home and the small-sized a frame won’t take up much space in your backyard.
6- A Frame Chicken Tractor
This design is portable and small with built-in nesting box and perches for the hens. Ideal for a small flock of chickens and easy to move around the garden as needed.
Follow these step by step instructions to build this attractive and functional A frame chicken tractor. The design should be acceptable in most subdivisions and other restricted residential areas.
7- Barn Style Chicken Coop
Here are some plans for building a DIY chicken hutch that looks like a mini-replica of an old-time red barn. This beautiful hen house will compliment your backyard decor and keep your egg-layers safe.
8- Recycled Building Materials
Recycle used building materials into a functional and pretty A frame DIY chicken coop. The cost will be almost nothing if you have enough materials already on hand to follow these detailed, step-by-step building instructions.
9- Portable Mini Coop
This easy-to-build portable chicken coop is lightweight and has front wheels so it’s easy for one person to move around. The hens have a safe haven to retreat to each night and an enclosed area in which they can scratch around in during the day in search of bugs. The wheels on this mini coop allow you to move the house around daily or weekly so the fowls can enjoy a variety of fresh insects in their diet.
10- Mobile Chicken Coop
An old metal frame, a few boards, chicken wire and a couple of wheels can be used to create this mobile A frame chicken coop. Lightweight and easy to move, this design will allow hens to feast on fresh grass and insects every day.
11- Adjustable A Frame Coop Plans
These detailed plans for an A frame coop are adjustable so you can use them to build a coop that is just the right size for your hens. This hen house will provide safety both day and night for your egg-layers.
12- Wheeled Chicken Tractor
This is an A frame chicken coop with wheels so it can easily be moved around the yard. Learn how to build a chicken coop that the chickens will love, be safe in, and portable with these free plans.
The A frame structure is 7-feet tall and 7-feet wide and has two wheels on one end so it can be moved to fresh grass as needed.
Moving the hen house around the landscape is a great way to fertilize the soil organically without having to do any work. The chickens do all the work for you and the fertilizer is free.
13- Mobile Chicken Ark
These free instructions will show you how to build a mobile chicken ark that is scalable to meet the needs of your flock.
This design uses a lot of wood instead of shingles and metal, so it’s an A frame chicken coop project that can help you use pieces of leftover lumber you may have. The hinged roof design also allows for easy access to the interior of the chicken ark.
The area under the ark is secured with wire fencing so the hens can roam around and scratch in the soil in a safe environment.
14- Recycled Swing Set
When the kids outgrow the swing set, use the frame to create a new A frame chicken coop with these free plans.
The DIY project already has a sturdy frame, all you have to do is enclose it with your choice of building material and create some nesting boxes and a perch. These can be built on the upper level and the bottom of the A frame can be enclosed with wire fencing material to allow the hens to roam in safety.
This would also be a good build for free-range chickens that are allowed to roam around the yard as desired. The safe A frame coop will keep them safe from predators at night and it’s easy for the hens to enter and exit as desired.
15- Small A Frame Chicken Coop
This small coop is easy and inexpensive to build and can comfortably house up to 6 chickens. Hens don’t need much indoor space since they huddle together at night on the same perch and like to lay their eggs in the same nesting box each morning.
More outside space and less inside space make for happy laying hens and this small A frame coop helps save space and money. A ramp allows the chickens easy entry and exit and a door that operates on a pulley system so it can be opened quickly in the morning and closed securely at night.
16- Backyard Chicken Tractor
This design makes it easy to move the hen house and the chicken safely around the garden or yard as needed. Keep your outdoor space well-fertilized and your chickens well fed on organic food with this chicken tractor.
Simple design is easy and affordable to build. Each end of the upper level contains a nesting box and the center of the roof opens for easy access to the interior of the chicken tractor. The wire keeps the predators out but allows the hens access to the grass and bugs. Lightweight and easy to move.
17- Cute and Petite
This cute and petite-sized A frame chicken coop is ideal for a suburban backyard. It can comfortably and securely hold 3-5 chickens and doors on each side of the coop allow for easy access. The chickens can easily be let out to free-range through the side door also.
This A frame coop is designed to shed water quickly and provide plenty of shelter for the chickens. Two nesting boxes, one in each end, provide ample room for hens to lay eggs.
18- Rolling A Frame
These free plans show you how to build a large rolling A frame that is designed for daytime use.
Allow your chickens to free-range in a safe and protected space with this rolling A frame.
A door in one end of the coop is used to allow safe entry and exit from stationary hen house to the rolling A frame each morning and night. The rolling a-frame does not have nesting boxes, but it does have retractable wheels so it can easily be rolled where you want it, then have the wheel retracted so it sits flush on the ground to protect hens from predators.
19- Automated A Frame Coop
This design idea shows you how to set up an automated door on an A frame chicken coop so it will open and close electronically.
The door of the A frame opens to an enclosed chicken run so the hens will enter a secure area when the door opens in the morning. The door is set on a timer to close at a specific time at night so you don’t have to go outside after dark.
20- Cheap A Frame Coop
Use these detailed plans to build a safe and secure A frame coop for under $200. The A frame roof line forms the two long sides and extends down to the ground. Nesting boxes and perches are tucked under the covered sides. The two ends are covered with wire fencing material and a door allows for easy access.
Keep your hens safe and secure without spending a lot of money with this simple design.
21- Mobile Chicken Coop
Easy to move A frame chicken coop with easy access exterior nesting boxes. This YouTube video shows you how to build this A frame hen house that is sturdy, functional, and affordable.
Plans are scalable so you can make this A frame fit your flock. You will only need basic building tools for this DIY project so it’s an ideal build for an off-grid homestead or someone who doesn’t own a lot of power tools.
22- Deluxe A frame chicken coop
Here is a small and inexpensive A frame chicken coop that will house 2-4 chickens safely and comfortably. This A-frame coop is small enough to be moved around the yard so the chickens can have a fresh spot to scratch in each day.
23- Protected A Frame Chicken Coop
This is a perfect A frame chicken coop for backyard chickens that spend their days roaming freely, but need a protected coop at night. These hen house plans include a secure floor for the coop so predators can’t dig their way under during the night.