The Princess Palace Chicken Coop


DIY plans for a chicken coop that will allow your hens to live in the style they rightly deserve!


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About The Plans


These chicken coop build plans were originally a labor of love. Jaden, the owner of Steamy Kitchen, brought home some backyard chickens. Jaden’s then-husband (known on the internet as Mr. Steamy Kitchen) decided to build the chickens a chicken coop palace. He created the designs using a 3D design program called SketchUp, because that’s the kind of amazing nerd he is. He shared the plans for free on lots of backyard chicken forums and word got around that it was a really nice build plan, but a lot of people aren’t familiar with SketchUp and found it hard to use the program. So he and Jaden had the plans converted to a proper blueprint that anyone can download and use to build their own Palace Chicken Coop. 

So, where does Happy For A Living enter the picture? Well, hello there! I’m DeAnna! I’ve worked with Jaden for a long time, and also have a passion for sustainable gardening, nature education, and urban permaculture! Jaden decided not to keep her chickens, and Mr Steamy Kitchen is on to completely different projects, and the chicken coop plans were more or less just gathering dust on the internet equivalent of the back shelf in the pantry. I was poking around in her digital files and realized what a gem she has here, so I dusted them off (with her permission of course)  and present them here for your chicken housing needs. 

If you have any questions at all, just email me at I love hearing from you!


little girl holding pet chicken
woman with pet chicken in front of coop
family enjoying backyard garden
palace chicken coop
family gardening with chickens
free range chickens in the backyard
customer build of the palace chicken coop

Thousands of downloads and happy chickens!

The popularity of these build plans speak for themselves. 

Build with Reclaimed Wood for increased sustainability and decreased cost

Happy builder John used the plans to make this beautiful version of the Palace Chicken Coop out of reclaimed wood. I love the way it has a warm glow even in the shade.

reclaimed wood chicken coop

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