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Simple Chicken Coops - Basic Needs
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Simple Chicken Coops  -  Basic Needs

There are a few critical elements to consider if yo decide to construct simple chicken coops. We all know the benefits that a chicken coop brings with it - great family farmyard pets and a lovely supply of organic eggs. But these benefits will only be felt if you stick to a few simple chicken coops guidelines.

So lets get down to it - if you want to won a chicken coop you have two options - you can either buy a chicken coop or construct simple chicken coops. Personally, I prefer the second option. Being able to personalize your own hen house is a much more rewarding project. Once you have a number of birds in mind this method allows you to fit the coop around your chickens.

The craftsmanship will be yours completely and you will not have to rely on someone else's vision or idea. Pre-made coops always look the same and give a dull, plastic look to the area. The monetary gain from building instead of buying is a big advantage to.

You cannot just jump into building simple chicken coops, this will always lead to a poor result - plan everything out! How many chickens are you thinking of housing inside the coop? This number will actually, directly effect the amount of nests you are going to have to create inside the shelter.

Simple chicken coops require a thought out area for the chickens to feed and drink. Many people say that it is best to have your feeding area in the lighter part of the coop. This brings us to the next question - where about in your garden are you going to place the structure?

This is important because your chickens are going to need sunlight. Without sunlight they are going to live cruel, unhealthy lives almost like caged hens. So choose a well lit area of your garden to place the chicken coop. Also consider how many windows you are going to include with the coop to let in valuable sunshine.

To build simple chicken coops you are going to need the correct materials. Make a list out of all these materials before you start. Make sure you include wood, chicken wire, some sort of insulation and basic tools. With the correct tools and the correct materials you will avoid losing patience when things don't work out. Having a plan will avoid any losses of temper when things don't go your way with construction.

Simple chicken coops are fun, organic and not to mention very good for your garden environment. Plan build and then reap the rewards from your chickens.


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