Companies such as Petco, The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma and Horizon Structures sell chicken coop setups. Chicken coops are available in a wide range of sizes and designs. Most chicken coops are easy to assemble using simple tools.
When deciding on a chicken coop setup, individuals should consider the number of chickens they plan to house, whether the chickens have access to run outside, and whether the coop needs to be mobile. In general, chickens that have access to an outdoor run should have a minimum of 2 to 3 square feet per bird inside the coop and 4 square feet per bird in the outdoor run. Chickens confined to the coop should have at least 5 square feet per bird.