If you currently own or are planning to purchase a chicken coop, then this is the perfect project for you!
Prior to filling your backyard with chickens, you may want to check the rules and regulations of owning chickens in your council area, especially for those living in non-rural areas.
Additionally, you may want to check you have enough room for your chicken coop and for the chickens to roam around comfortably. You may also want to research which type of chicken is perfect for you.
BUILD YOUR CHICKEN COOP
All our chicken coops come with an instruction manual. Once you have acquired your chosen coop, ensure you are assembling it in an area with enough space. Familiarise yourself with all the components, and then follow the instructions provided in the box to assemble your kennel. The assembly process may require a helping hand, so be prepared! For extra guidance, check out our How-To post below:
PAINT YOUR CHICKEN COOP
- Primer (white paint)
- Paint roller
- Paint tray
- Small and medium paint brush
- Painters tape (optional)
*The specific paint colours used in this project are British Paints Lemon Delicious and Crag Grey
Begin by priming all timber surfaces that you plan on painting on. For primer, you can use any white paint. This is to ensure that the colours painted on top stand out. Be careful not to get paint on the plastic windows or locks – for extra caution, you may wish to tape these areas with painter’s tape prior to painting.
Once the primer layer is dry, begin painting the sections you desire with your chosen paint colour. For this project, we painted all the edges in white and the inside panels in Lemon Delicious.
Complete the look by painting over the roof in your chosen paint colour. For this project, we used Crag Grey. We recommend using the paint roller for this section due to the material of the roof.