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Chickens are not picky animals - they are regarded as farm animals. If you plan to keep and raise chickens then they will not expect a five star hotel to sleep in, but they will need something of a particular healthy standard. If they are housed comfortably and looked after they will produce a regular supply of organic eggs for you and your family. A well made chicken coop will provide this healthy home. You can go out and buy a coop or you can save some money and build a chicken coop yourself.

Chickens are not nocturnal animals. They go to sleep like us at night and wake up in the morning like us. This means they are very dependent on light in their life cycle. Bearing this in mind if you decide to build your own chicken coop then you must put windows in it. Windows will give this natural light cycle that chickens need. The windows should be placed where the morning light is at its strongest. Windows often supply a certain amount of ventilation to the chicken coop which can help eliminate the strong smells a chicken coop can produce and keep it a healthier area.

Light is also very important if you are expecting the chickens to produce a good yield of fresh eggs. They will lay less eggs if the light is touch and go. If you cannot get enough sunlight into the coop you may want to think about buying a few special chicken coop lights. Make sure the lights are put high up in the coop to avoid the chickens damaging the lights or damaging themselves.

So how many chickens are you planning on keeping in your coop. This is a question that should be answered early on because the chicken coop design will depend on this. If you cannot find a set of coop plans that do not perfectly fit your ideas then choose a slightly bigger one ( better to have to much room rather than to little ). The coop you choose will always depend on your funds available so try to buy the best coop you can afford - not everyone can afford the top of the range chicken coop designs.

There are many different chicken coop design plans out on the market and most of them offer different perks for your chickens. Take your time and read each plan carefully until you find the right one for you. Building a chicken coop is a very rewarding project and if done right will produce you with a endless supply of healthy, fresh eggs.


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