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How To Keep Chickens - Chicken Coops
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How to Keep Chickens - Chicken Coops

With regards to keeping your own chicken coop you really should first learn how to keep chickens in a responsible manner.

The fact of the matter is that chickens are not hard animals to keep correctly as long as you have a sensible routine and you stick to it. Chickens do in fact make great pets for children to get involved with. The main fact to consider with how to keep chickens is how you plan to house them. When it comes to chicken coops you have two options: go to a local store to purchase a coop or purchase some plans and designs and build your own coop. The easier of the two obviously is buying a ready made coop. A store manufactured coop will cost you around the $400 dollar mark but if you decide to construct your own coop then it will cost about half of that price.

More and more people these days are leaning towards the option of building your own coop. If you construct your own project it will be to your specifications and needs but if you go out and buy a coop you are getting someone else's ideas which is a bit dull, isn't it? Taking on a coop project may seem a little daunting at first but all prospective owners need to face this when learning how to keep chickens. Don't panic, you really do not need to be a qualified tradesman to build housing for your birds - the plans are easy enough to follow.

Materials needed are not at all expensive ( you can use bits of wood left lying around your shed if necessary ) and the tools are basic carpentry tools. Another really important factor involved with how to keep chickens is the position you finally put their housing. Now, chickens are going to need to be kept in a position on your garden which receives the best sunlight and the longest daylight. Chickens have a night cycle like us so they need this night to live healthy lives and egg production. The main question related to how to keep chickens usually involves predators. We like the taste of chicken so a lot of other animals/predators do to.

People wonder how to protect their chickens from these predators and the answer is reasonably simple - always shut the coop door at night and wrap chicken wire UNDERNEATH the coop as well as over the window spaces. Keeping chickens is a responsibility to be taken seriously but not one to be afraid of. Maintaining a chicken coop is a lot easier than you may think.


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