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Chicken Coop Building Plans
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There are a lot of different things you need to take into consideration when deciding on what chicken coop plans or designs to follow. Firstly, how many chickens do you intend to keep in the chicken coop? The size of the coop will depend on the answer to this question so think it out. You are keeping chickens to produce eggs right? So what yield of eggs are you expecting on a regular basis.

The chicken coop with be positioned outside and this raises questions in itself. How do you intend to protect the chickens from local predators? Try not to position the coop near a hedge as predators will get easy access to the coop. Chicken wire is another cheap option so think about surrounding the chicken coop with it. Second point: the weather. What type of weather fronts do you get in your local area? If you get bad weather you may want to think about getting a light set up inside the coop for extra heat.

There are two options with chicken coop plans when it comes to the main category of coop. Will you be building a stationary coop that will remain in one place or will you be creating a mobile coop which you can move around from place to place. All of the mentioned questions should really be answered before you venture on your coop building exploits.

Do you really know how to look after chickens when it comes to the crunch. This is very important, Chickens need the right care and attention otherwise their egg yield will suffer. You must consider some sort of insulation for the chicken coop as winter months will take their toll on the animals ( in most countries ). Ventilation is another factor to consider - try to pick chicken coop building plans that include some sort of ventilation system.

The building plans should have an adequate section relating to the floor of the coop. Most people will use either wood chip or straw for the covering of the floor. Both of these materials are a good idea as they will make clearing out the coop a much easier process. On the subject of cleaning the coop out. Make sure your entrance to the coop is of a size which allows you to bend into the coop when you need to clean.

Building a chicken coop is a rewarding project so make sure you have covered all the angles before choosing chicken coop building plans and do a little research. Good luck.


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