If you want to get started in chicken farming you are going to have to build a chicken house. If you're thinking it will take you forever and a day, think again. With the right plans, you can have it done in as little as one or two short days and have a lot of fun doing it. Here is what you need to understand in order to build a chicken house correctly. The first thing you have to do when building a chicken coop is to arrange the coop before you build it. Here's your first tip: if you plan to keep laying hens, make sure your coop gets as much sun as possible. This will insure you keep getting a good supply of eggs in winter when days are shorter.