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Building a chicken coop and housing and raising chickens is becoming more and more popular. People in the more rural areas are finding it a very rewarding pass time. So what about the built up areas? Urban chicken coops are also starting to pop up here and there and are proving to be just as easy as their rural counterparts. The common mistake is the feeling that a coop cannot be built because of lack of space - this is not the case in most examples. A large space is obviously going to make the job easier but the job can be managed with a smaller area.

The most popular urban chicken coop is usually the 'mobile' version. It makes sense to be able to move the coop and chickens around so you can keep a closer eye on them, after all, you do not want someone pinching your valuable chickens. These mobile coops are said to be a lot easier to build than the larger, stationary chicken coops and are also easier to get inside to clean. As always, plan the task out in your own writing before starting - if you get the bottom of the coop wrong it will have problems moving and will not be mobile.

These urban chicken coops are usually a lot smaller than the usual coops. This results in fewer chickens which is much easier to tidy up after and generally look after. Lights are always a good idea when it comes to urban coops especially if your surrounding area is heavily built up with structures. The chickens will not produce many healthy eggs if they are kept in dark conditions.

A chicken fence is always a good idea when building a urban chicken coop. Just because you are based in a city or a town it does not mean that you won't get predators sniffing about. A chicken fence will prevent this to a certain extent. These fences are not at all expensive so there is no excuse in not having one. Always check the laws in the area where you are living because some urban areas actually have a ban on chicken coops - you don't want to spend your time building the coop only to find out you can never use it because it is illegal to do so.

So don't worry if you do not own acres of farmland or a big garden. Raising chickens has become a lot easier in built up areas due to these urban chicken coops. Find a good, reliable design and prepare your materials - good luck!


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