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Inside Chicken Coops

The modern day 'green' individual will always look towards raising their own animals for various benefits. This article will take a look inside chicken coops and what they require to be adequate for raising your own chickens and hens. Firstly, you will need some sort of knowledge on how to raise chickens in the correct manner. It is important to gather all the information you can on how to raise chickens before you even think about a chicken coop.

So what type of chicken coop do you want? you have two real choices - mobile or stationary. Stationary chicken coops are generally larger in size than the mobile models so are recommended for keeping larger amounts of chickens.

Mobile coops are usually very popular in more urban areas because of their adaptability. So now that you have chosen the type of coop you want now you must decide how you are going to get one. A lot of people will go out and purchase a ready made coop from their local store - personally, I would always advise on building your own coop from some purchased plans.

Firstly, by constructing your own coop you will save up to fifty percent of the costs of purchasing a ready made coop. Second point; by building your own coop you are able to put your own personal touches on the project - by buying a chicken coop you are getting someone else's personal touches and ideas. Building a coop requires little carpentry knowledge and uses very basic materials. So how many chickens are you thinking of raising? The inside chicken coops will depend on this number - as a general rule of thumb chickens require at least four square feet of space inside the coop to live a healthy life and produce a healthy yield of eggs. When it comes to placement of your coop you must find the spot in your garden or yard that receives the most amount of sunlight. Chickens need a day and night cycle ( like humans ) to remain healthy so making sure they get enough daylight is essential.

If you have a generally dark garden you can always fit a couple of special lights inside chicken coops ( which are relatively inexpensive ). As I mentioned earlier building a home for your chickens does not require a d.i.y. qualification and you can used any left over bits of wood from another project ( as long as they are not damp ). Good luck with your chicken coop.


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