Carolina Coops makes great custom coops, but for those on a tighter budget or are more of a DIYer, they also offer chicken coop kits and panelized coops.
Their chicken coop kits includes everything you will need to build you coop, and has no pre-fabrication. They provide all the materials, pre-cut and sized, though you will need to have tools like a screw gun, hammer and tape measure.
The pre-fabricated kits have the coop mostly assembled, leaving just a weekend project to finish the chicken coop.
To see the difference between their panelized coop and kit coop, check out this video from Carolina Coops:
Find out more about the chicken coop kits and panelized coops at Carolina Coops’ website.
We got our chicken coop about 5 years ago from Carolina Coops but are kind of wishing we had waited because their chicken coops have gotten so much fancier and beautiful over the past few years.
We would have considered their chicken coop kit or prefabricated coops, it looks like it would be easy to assemble that ourselves. The biggest issue with building a chicken coop to us is all the measuring and cutting of lumber, but Carolina Coops provides pre-cut and pre-drilled lumber and instructions. They even include some of the necessary tools to assemble it.
However, it is the options they have available on their custom chicken coops that are making us think we need to upgrade our chicken coop. Some of the interesting options look like the window sliders, screened hen house doors, solar package, wifi controls for doors and lights and the deep litter bed.
For anyone who wants an awesome looking chicken coop, custom built or from a kit, we highly recommend Carolina Coops. They also offer delivery and shipping options, so even if you don’t live near their shop, you can get one of their coops at your home.