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Chickens And Coops - Advice
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Chickens And Coops - Advice

Fancy the idea of setting up a chickens and coops project somewhere in your garden area. Think about the constant yield of natural, organic eggs - much better than the battery eggs you find in the local supermarkets. Raising chickens is a very rewarding job and if you have young children it can be a very educational experience as well as teaching them a degree of responsibility. It would be very easy to go out to the local town or city and buy yourself a ready made chicken coop but where is the fun in that? you will be purchasing someone else's idea with their mark on the finished article. Alternatively, if you decide to buy some plans and build your own chicken coop you can put your own personal touches to it. You can also save yourself about fifty percent of the overall costs of the project.

Before you even think about purchasing any chicken coop plans you should really have an idea about how many chickens you are going to raise and house. After you have this number in mind try to find the chicken coop plans that fit exactly your plans. If you cannot find one that fits exactly then get plans that are a little bit bigger in build - you can then always expand at a later date if you feel the need to do so. Remember that your garden or yard needs to have the correct amount of spare room in it to house the chicken coop so get your measuring tape out before hand.

Regarding the positioning of the chicken coop try to figure out before hand which part of the garden gets the most natural sunlight. Chickens have the same sort of day cycle as humans where they sleep at night and awake at dawn. If they are denied this cycle then their health and egg yield can suffer drastically. If you cannot find a part of your outdoors suitable then you may have to use lights inside the chicken coop. These lights can also give off some handy heat in the winter months for the chickens to enjoy. Make sure you fit the lights high up inside the chicken coop to make sure they cannot be pecked and damaged by the chickens.

Chickens and coops go hand in hand. when building remember to leave windows or doors open to provide adequate ventilation for the chickens as they do not appreciate moisture. You do not have to be a carpenter to build your own chicken coop so what are you waiting for - find some plans and get building.


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