Get tips and tricks from THE EXPERTS for Building and looking after your Chicken Coop. Element # 3. - Protection from Hazardous Elements: So you want to learn how to build a chicken coop with maximum protection? Then listen up. As you may know, a well built chicken coop will protect your chickens from hazardous elements such as bad weather (heavy rain, wind, hale, snow, cold climates, etc,) but they will also protect them from hungry predators, theft and injury.