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Learning to build a chicken coop is a lot easier than you may think. But why would I want to build a chicken coop - its much easier to buy one isn't it? Good question, but by building a chicken coop yourself you will save approximately fifty percent of the outlay of buying a coop. You will also be able to put your own personal touches to the coop to end up with the ideal product. You will need to find chicken coop plans that suit your needs before you venture on the construction of the shed and hopefully this article will point you in the right direction.

Chickens are very dependent on the amount of light they get every day. Their day to day life cycle matches ours as they need to sleep at night and be up in the days. When building your chicken coop in your garden try to position it with the main windows facing towards the strongest point of natural sunshine. If there is a lack of light the chickens cycle will get knocked out of phase and the egg production will suffer greatly along with their personal health.

If you are having problems installing the right amount of windows in the right places in your chicken coop do not worry. A few carefully placed chicken lights ( electrical ) inside your chicken den will do an excellent job. These lights must be placed in higher positions to stop the birds from pecking at them and hurting themselves and the lights. It may be a good idea to get a professional to fix the lights or somebody who has had past experience with electrics in chicken coops.

How many chickens are you thinking of raising and housing? This is a very important point to be answered as you decide on what chicken coop plan to follow. If you cannot find a coop plan that fits your chickens needs exactly then try to get one a bit larger - chickens will need their space to comfortably produce their eggs and live healthily.

Make sure you have all the materials needed to construct the coop before you start any of the building process. The materials are all reasonably priced and easy to get hold of so you should not have to many problems with this. I hope this article has been helpful on some level when it comes to building your chicken coop. With the correct chicken coop design and a little patience you should be up and running in very little time at all.


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