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Bantam Breeder Cages - Here's our own answer to housing bantam breeders including photos. A little bit of work, but MUCH cheaper than commercial cages.
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Barn Pens - Here's how we built the 10ft x 10ft poultry pens in our new barn - 7 pages of photos including the roosts and nest boxes.
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Nest Boxes - Here's how we built our nest boxes. Includes a parts list and detailed photos of the construction. 
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Chicken Roosts - Here's how we built the roosts we use in our barn pens.  Detailed photos and instructions.
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Housing Baby Chicks - 'Cheep' and Easy to Make Chick Brooders
How to build a cheep, easy to make and clean brooder and save over $100 on each one you make compared to commercial brooders.
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Poultry Litter - Why not use Cedar Chips?
Pine shavings vs Cedar chips
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Small Scale Poultry Housing Considerations
- General Poultry Housing Information
- Virginia Cooperative Extension 
Small Scale Poultry Housing Plans
- Detailed Plans for three sizes of Poultry Houses: 8ft x 8ft, 20ft x 20 ft, and one for 50-80 birds.
- Virginia Cooperative Extension 
Backyard Chickens
- Detailed plans and photos for a 3½ ft x 8ft chicken coop and photos and links to their coops.
- backyardchickens.com
Larry's Poultry
- Free plans for poultry coop and wooden brooder.
Chicken Condo - Plans for a neat 8ft x 14ft Chicken Condo and a 4ft x 6ft mobile A-frame pen. The Bantam Roost Small Henhouse - Plans and a list of materials for a 4ft x 4ft henhouse.
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Mimi's Chicken House - A cute small 4ft x 4ft henhouse with fenced "Fort Barleycorn" around it. NFP Manufactured Housing - Commercially manufactured poultry houses in Great Britain - The photos may give you some good ideas.
Forsham Cottage Arks - Very fancy little chicken houses manufactured in England.  A bit extravagant for most country folks, but definitely worth a look! Round Movable Pens - 20ft diameter round movable pens made with plastic pipe. From the University of Tennessee.
Poultry Housing Tips by Date
HUGE Collection of Poultry Housing Tips published in Univ of Georgia Newsletters from 1993-2002
- Univ of Georgia
Poultry Housing Tips by Subject
HUGE Collection of Poultry Housing Tips published in Univ of Georgia Newsletters from 1993-2002
- Univ of Georgia
James D Satterfield - Efficient 4 foot x 10 foot Chicken Tractor built in Canton, GA Broiler House Specifiations
with photos and links to PDF files
- Univ of Georgia
Small Scale Poultry Keeping: Housing Layers
(Intro, deep-litter System, the poultry shed, mice and rats, equipment.)
- NSW (Australia) Agriculture
Bobwhite Quail Brooder House Plans 
A set of blueprint plans for building a power ventilated quail brooding house for 7,000 chicks through six-weeks of age.
(This link is on MSU's old website. A corresponding link could not be found on their new site)
- Mississippi State Univ
Bobwhite Quail Grower House Plans
A set of plans for building a quail grower house for 8,000 chicks between 7- and 14-weeks of age. This plan compliments the plan listed above. (This link is on MSU's old website. A corresponding link could not be found on their new site)
- Mississippi State Univ
Bobwhite Quail Flight Pen Plans
A set of diagrams addresses the building of a flight pen facility for 1,000 to 1,200 Bobwhite quail during the flight conditioning phase of their growth. This plan compliments both plans listed above. (This link is on MSU's old website. A corresponding link could not be found on their new site)
- Mississippi State Univ
6-Row Caged Rabbit House Plans
Cross section, floor plan and detail drawings of a single-tier cage house for approximately 100 does and bucks. Capacity can be doubled or tripled by stacking cages. (Adaptable for poultry)
- Mississippi State Univ (PDF-77K)
4-Row Caged Rabbit House Plans 
Cross section, floor plan and detail drawings of a smaller version of the previous house. Approximately 60 does and bucks can be housed. Capacity can be doubled or tripled by stacking cages.
(adaptable for poultry)
- Mississippi State Univ (PDF-66K)
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Home Made Rabbit Cages
Plans for building two types of all metal rabbit cages. (adaptable for poultry)
- Mississippi State Univ (PDF-371K)
Poultry and Rabbit Housing Plans
Several plans for building rabbitry/poultry equipment and facilities.
- Mississippi State Univ
Chicken Run 3P
Commercially available Portable Poultry Pen.  Beautiful, but quite expensive.  The design may give you some ideas for making your own.
The Poultry Pen
Several models of small flock poultry houses, aviaries, dog kennels, rabbit and ferret hutches, etc. manufactured in Great Britain 
General Purpose Single Story Poultry House
Plans for a 40'x200' poultry house (can be scaled down).
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture (PDF-357k)
Poultry Buildings and Equipment
General Information on saite location, building construction, watering and ventilation systems, feed processing and storage for a large scale operation. 
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture (PDF-578K)
Chicken House Construction Pointers
- Page Wise, Inc.
The Eglu
British manufactured chicken house with covered run.  Too cute, and might give you some ideas.
Jorgen's Quail Cages
- Swedish Quail Breeder's quail cage construction details

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POULTRY HOUSING BOOKS

Chicken Tractor  by Andy Lee   ISBN 0-9624648-2-1

Poultry House Construction by Michael Roberts  ISBN 0947870 210 (1997) Paperback 92 pages US$10.80
This is a Do It Yourself guide to building houses and allied equipment such as show boxes, free range feeder, trap nest boxes. There are 13 projects, all with photographs of the finished article and diagrams with measurements of all the panels or sections; very easy to follow and to make. 


Books are listed here for information only and descriptions are provided by the author or publisher unless otherwise indicated.  Books we have read and would recommend are so indicated.

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