Meyer Hatchery

Coops, Runs, and DIY Projects on Your Homestead

An integral part of your poultry journey is the design and setup of your coop and run, and at Meyer Hatchery, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. We offer recommendations on sizing and layout and have lots of coop tours to inspire your own coop design. If you’re the hands-on type, we provide a wide range of DIY project ideas, from constructing practical chicken tractors to getting creative with chicken feather wreath art projects – there’s something for everyone. Explore our resources and start your journey to build a new coop or kickstart your homestead DIY adventure today!

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Coops and Runs

Explore your flock’s outdoor spaces. We dive into sizing, expansion, bedding, and so much more!

DIY Chicken A-Frame Tractor Plans Meyer Hatchery


If you enjoy building and have your own tools, Meyer Hatchery has a vast selection of downloadable chicken coop plans, houses for ducks and broody hens, as well as accessories for making poultry feeders, waterers, and more.

Chicken Picnic Table DIY Meyer Hatchery


Chicken picnic tables, egg crafts, sewing projects, chicken treats, homemade soap, and more! Our varying collection of crafts is sure to spark your creativity. Explore our DIY craft ideas and do some crafting right at home today!

Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects by Spike Carlsen Meyer Hatchery
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DIY Plans

Comfy Coops instant download chicken coop plans Meyer Hatchery
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Meyer Hatchery Blog Posts

Check out all of our blog posts for all things DIY projects and crafts. We cover a variety of poultry topics and make an effort to be a reliable information source for our readers. If there is another topic you would like to see, please reach out!

Choosing the Right Fencing for Your Poultry

Choosing the Right Fencing for Your Poultry

Choosing the Right Fencing for Your PoultryIt’s springtime and we’re all building or making improvements to our coops and homesteads. Today, let's talk about something absolutely crucial for the safety and well-being of our flocks: fencing. As any seasoned chicken...

Uncommon Poultry Predators

Uncommon Poultry Predators

Learn about the lesser-known predators that could threaten your backyard flock. From snapping turtles in farm ponds to Great Blue Herons and even squirrels, discover how to protect your chickens and ducks from unexpected dangers.

DIY Chicken Run from Greenhouse Frame

DIY Chicken Run from Greenhouse Frame

Manda transformed a greenhouse frame into a predator-proof chicken run. A brilliant solution for a budget-friendly homesteading project. Read about her process and cost breakdown.


Meyer Hatchery Coops, Runs, and DIY

Help Desk Articles

If you haven’t already, don’t miss out on visiting the Meyer Hatchery Help Desk. We have great resources on a variety of poultry related topics. You’re sure to learn something new!

A-Frame Chicken Tractor FAQs Meyer Hatchery Help Desk Article
Do I Need A Light In My Coop? Meyer Hatchery Help Desk
How big should my run be?