A good set of chicken coop building plans will save you a lot of hassles. Surprisingly, they are not that expensive either. The plans I recommend here cost about thirty dollars, a modest investment considering how much they will probably save you in the long run.
Before I chit chat any more, here are the ones I recommend...
The one great thing about these is that you don't have to wait around for them. They are downloadable, which means they could be in your hands within the next five minutes. Ten minutes from now, you could be getting in your truck with a complete list of materials, driving to a nearby lumber store. And by the end of this weekend, you could have a brand new, handmade chicken coop sitting in your backyard. That's the beauty of the internet. I don't know how it works - I just know it does!
I also really like the fact that these plans provide details for ten different coops. Today, you may be thinking that a couple of chickens are all you need, but after having birds around for some time, you may decide you want to expand your flock. If and when you come to this decision, you can refer back to these plans, and build a bigger coop.
Need another reason? Well, unless you have owned chickens for some time, you may be a little lost as to what your birds will really need. This leaves the door wide open to problems. Once those problems do become apparent, then you will have to spend additional money (and time) to fix them.
Replacing chicken wiring, hardware, and lumber can be expensive. Also, it's likely these fixes will need to be made at the most inconvenient times. Raccoons, foxes, neighborhood dogs - they don't have a schedule like we do. They don't care that a mid-week attack will put you at conflict with getting through that pile of paperwork sitting on your desk at the office and fixing the coop (if you are lucky enough to have any survivors!).
A good set of chicken coop building plans will help you get things right from the beginning - and in the long run, it will save you time, money, and hassles.