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How To Build A Cheap Backyard Chicken Coop

Author : Ronnie Buckley

Raising chickens can either be done as a hobby or for profit. To get the most out of your chickens, you will have to look after them carefully so they stay healthy and lay a lot of eggs. So how do you take care of them in the best way? Chicken coop building plans should come first on your to-do list. These chicken coop plans give the coop better quality. Of course you may still improvise and let your creativity flow. Nevertheless even if you are an experienced builder chicken coop plans will give you reminders and points that help you building the perfect chicken coop.

In difference to buying a pre-built coop, making a chicken coop yourself will not be expensive at all. Most suitably, you should pick some used materials to save some money. Used materials give you the chance to use your creativity in designing your chickens coop. You will need ot get some lumber or wood, tarps, pipes, and other materials. Most of this can be found at local garage sales, or in DIY shops.

The coop's parts include the following: water containers, nesting boxes, chicken feeders, and chicken roosts. Nesting boxes are needed ot your hens have a place to lay eggs. You'll need some straw for this or other padding to protect the eggs from cracking when they lay. You should also have padding attached to them, because hens tend to scratch on the bottom of the nest. Make sure as well that the nest boxes are enough for all your chickens.

The roosts are made higher or close to four feet. It is a good idea to place them close to the doorway, because droppings are laid just below them.

Feeders are not complicated at all, because you can use a simple bucket. It should be complete with the lid, with holes drilled below and a basin. If you need help, you can search for details on the internet. The whole process should not take longer than 20 - 30 minutes.

The chicken coop plans should also include other important details. It's extremely important to make sure that your chickens get enough light. Installing electricity might be something you should consider. You also have to make sure that your chickens are protected from predators. Enough ventilation should be present. And last but not least: make sure there is a lot of love. This will help your chickens to stay happy and healthy.

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