Lonestar Coops ™ – Chicken Coop Plans and Custom Chicken Coop Build

Lonestar Coops designs and sell chicken coop plans for the DIY (Do It Yourself) backyard chicken owner. We are also custom coop designers and builders.  For those who don’t have the time, tools or know-how to build something our team will design and build your coop on site for you.

At Lonestar Coops our basic chicken coop design philosophy is to keep raising chickens easy for the chicken owner and safe for the chickens.  Low maintenance and predator proof is key! Your reward is a happy flock of backyard chickens and plenty of fresh eggs.

Lonestar Coops The Austin Coop

Lonestar Coops Design Elements

Key features of all Lonestar Coops plans:

  • Predator proofing is the starting point of all of our designs
  • Tons of ventilation for healthy chickens, with large windows on all four sides of the hen-house
  • Plexiglas storm windows to close up the henhouse during the cold winters
  • Covered walk-in chicken run with human size door
  • Deep Litter ready
  • Solid lumber build using 2×4’s and 2×6’s
  • 16-19 gauge hardware cloth
  • 16 gauge predator apron
  • 2 or 3 space egg hutch
  • 2 or 3 space nesting boxes
  • Upgraded hinge and latches
  • Detachable roost bars for easy cleaning
  • Free range ready with optional ChickenGuard Automatic chicken door framing

Deep Litter Method

At Lonestar Coops we are strong proponents of the time and money saving Deep Litter method. Most importantly Deep Litter makes keeping poultry easy. As a side benefit you end up with a great gardening compost as chicken manure is a valued fertilizer.  If you need more information on keeping chickens virtually maintenance free, you’re in the right place!  Some people worry about composting bedding heating up their coop.  We use the system here in all our Lone Star chicken coops and have seen no issues with increased temperatures in the henhouse.  Learn more the Deep Litter method.

Deep Litter Henhouse Setup

Our Story

Lonestar Coops is a family owned chicken coop design and custom build company headquartered in the Lone Star state, in beautiful  Austin, TX.  More importantly, we are also chicken owners ourselves – we live the chicken life. We want to share with you how easy and fun a backyard chicken coop can be when you have a coop with the right features.  Every design from Lonestar Coops is based on the concepts of making it easy to own chickens as a backyard farmer, and keeping your chickens safe.  Learn more about us.

Tips on Raising Backyard Chickens

Be sure to check out our Youtube channel for advice on raising chickens and other topics like:

Dealing with Extreme Heat and Cold

Being based in Texas, the team at Lonestar Coops are familiar with temperature extremes.  From below freezing to over 105 degrees, our chickens see it all.  When you are designing Texas Lone Star chicken coops you have to prepare for both blazing heat and freezing cold. No matter what state or country you are in all of our chicken coops will keep your flock of hens comfortable and healthy in any temperature extreme.  Not only does each henhouse feature huge windows on all four sides, they also have winter weather closures to keep the cold out.

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