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There are many different good reasons for building a modern day chicken coop. You can raise your own chickens to produce healthy eggs or for general chicken meat, they also produce a high quality of fertilizer. If you want to raise chickens then you will have to house them in a chicken coop. Wether you buy a pre-made chicken coop or build one from scratch the choice is yours. Building a coop will reduce the cost of the housing by approximately half the price, you also get to have the coop built to your own personal specifications and taste.

You do not need extremely expensive materials or very complicated building plans to build a suitable chicken coop. You must make sure the plans you do choose are followed to the word exactly. Plan out the whole process of building the coop in advance and make sure you have purchased all the materials before you start building your project ( the last thing you need is to get halfway through and realize that you're missing a vital element ). It is good advice to check out an already built chicken coop to get some sort of idea where you are going to go with your construction.

There are two main types of chicken coops that are available. You must decide wether you will be constructing a mobile coop or a stationary chicken coop. Mobile chicken coops tend to be used more often in an urban garden environment. How many chickens are you thinking about raising? This answer must be addressed before you start to build the coop as space is a very important factor in the construction.

The weather will be a factor that must be taken into account. If you live in a country that has reasonably bad weather you should really think about getting a special light fitted to the inside of the coop to keep the chickens warm. Natural sunlight is another consideration to take into account and can also be used to keep the chickens warm. The base of the chicken coop will also need to be planned in advance. There are two popular materials used to cover the floor of the coop - wood chip and hay/straw. Both work well when it comes to cleaning out the coop on a regular basis.

There are many different chicken coop plans out there for you to choose out of so take your time and choose one that fits your needs. Most of them are well designed and reasonably easy to build so don't hold back - give raising chickens a go.


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