Looking to start raising chickens on your own? Well, first, you'll want to educate yourself on different types of breeds and how to actually care for them properly (our handy guide on raising chickens can help, or you can check out Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens). The next step is to make sure you've got a practical, good-looking place for them to live—somewhere safe, roomy, and sturdy. That's where our list of the best backyard chicken coops (including chicken coops you can buy online) comes in.
Here, we've rounded up the best of the best shoppable chicken homes, from the spacious to the modern to the classic. Yes, believe it or not, all three of those types exist! You don't just want something with four walls, a door, and a bit of chicken wire, after all; you want a coop that'll also add to the look and feel of your overall home design. And whether you need a large coop with tons of living space for a whole brood of chickens or a smaller one to house just a few, you don't need to sacrifice quality or beauty for practical considerations. Take a look through our list, call one your own, and start raising chickens at home today.
This darling barn-style coop will make a happy home for your feathered friends. The corrugated roof and predator-proof nesting boxes will keep them protected
This two-tiered coop has a ramp for easy access to the nesting boxes. Dual outdoor runs give the chickens their own room to roam.
This petite model can houses two or three hens with plenty of shady space. Easy to assemble, it's made from durable hemlock.
This charming coop (reminiscent of a traditional red barn) houses up to four chickens with a fold-down entrance ramp and a secure yard.
This beautiful hand-built cedar coop will become a showpiece in your yard. It can house four to six hens, and the small fold-down door provides easy access for egg collection.
This secure, waterproof coop has windows for ventilation and a metal slide-out dropping tray for easy cleanup.
This cute coop, made of sustainably grown fir wood, is perfectly sized for three to four chickens. The wire mesh siding will allow airflow while keeping predators at bay.
This Gambrel barn-style coop has four nesting boxes and will make a happy home for up to eight hens. It has a 61'' H x 34'' W door for easy access.
This modern-style coop has a convenient fold-up top so you can easily access your flock. The chickens have two perches inside for roosting.
This bright blue coop is spacious enough for eight chickens. A central partition can be closed to separate two flocks, and each side has its own nesting boxes and pull-out cleaning trays.
It's no surprise that people love the SnapLock chicken coop. You don't need tools to put it together—just "snap" together the pieces. Talk about an easy way to get your chickens a home as quickly as possible! A removable litter tray and easy access for egg collection add to the appeal.
This is the coop for a serious chicken owner! The 100-square-foot coop can house up to 25 chickens. It features six nesting boxes, a full-size door, and storage for supplies.
A Noah's Ark-inspired run accentuates this delightful coop nicely, providing both visual interest and ample exercise space for your chickens. We love that the door is big enough for humans to easily get in and out too.
Here's a versatile coop that can hold rabbits or chickens. The raised perch keeps animals safe and dry, even on the rainiest days.
This fire engine red coop will make a statement in your yard while housing up to six chickens. Grow herbs or flowers in the rooftop planter boxes.
This affordable coop allows you to house more chickens than you'd be able to with a standard coop. And just look at the size of that run. The more, the merrier!
Worried about animals that aren't yours inhabiting your chicken's new home? This is your coop: Made with reinforced, galvanized mesh, it's both fox- and coyote-proof.
Now that's an interesting-looking coop. This totally different, totally modern design will wow your houseguests and give your chickens a ton of sunshine.
A stately, farmhouse-style chicken coop, this one comes with everything you and your chickens will need: a pull-out tray for easy cleaning, a nesting box, and a ramp.
This is the coop for larger flocks! Two enclosed houses and an extra-wide fenced area ensure that your chickens have plenty of room to live and roam. A double nesting box with a hinged top makes egg collection easy, two ramps allow for quick access, and screened windows will give your chickens proper and consistent ventilation.
A simple wooden coop comes highly recommended with hundreds of glowing reviews, plus a metal locking system to make sure your chickens stay safe and secure. Rain-resistant fir wood means it's also incredibly durable. "For the price, you really can't beat it," reads one review.
Green paint makes this wooden chicken coop stand out from the pack. But that's not the only reason we love it: A large outdoor run and removable droppings tray add to the appeal.
This incredibly well-reviewed chicken coop (available in red or grey) is made of rain-resistant fir wood, meaning it's durable enough to last you a long time. It can fit 3-4 grown chickens and comes with a 1-year warranty.