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Hen Houses Chicken Coops

If the idea of raising chickens appeals to you then this article could be for you. Hen houses and chicken coops can be bought from local stores but you will quickly find out that they are very highly priced and may be out of your price range. The other option is to build your own chicken coop after purchasing a set of coop designs or plans. These chicken coop designs will tell you what materials to use and take you step by step through each phase in building the housing. It would be advisable to search about until you find a set of design plans that you find easy to follow.

Next it would be advisable to decide on what materials you will want to be using in the construction of the chicken coop. Don't panic and run down to the local builders yard to shell out hundreds of dollars on certain wood types because you will probably have a lot of what you need in your shed or in your basement. Even the medium that you will spread over the chicken coop floor is easy and cheap - wood chips or straw/hay.

Chicken coops are typically a chicken ( house ) or shed and a chicken run outside the shed. The chickens will tend to lay their eggs and roost inside the chicken pen. Before you go out in search for your chicken coop or hen house plans you should make a decision on the amount of chickens you are going to raise. This is important because it will determine the plan/design size that you will go for. If you cannot find a plan to suit your needs exactly then get a design that is slightly bigger than you need - this will let you expand your project at a future time if necessary.

Next ask your self the question of which style of chicken coop or hen house you are going to construct. There are two main categories to choose out of: stationary or mobile. The mobile coops are often more popular in urban areas because of the amount of mobility they have. A lot of people in rural areas also prefer to use the mobile kind of coop as they are handy to move from patch of grass to another patch of grass ( so the grass does not die out and yellow ).

There are many different hen houses and chicken coops out there to choose out of when it comes to choosing the design or plan. Take your time when choosing and make sure you take into account the amount of chickens you plan to house inside your chicken coop.


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