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How to build a chicken coop can be a daunting process if you dont know how and where to start. If that's where you are now, then after reading this article, you should gain some confidence to pursue your desire. The first thing you need is a plan. But your plan should be based upon your what you want to achieve and believe it or not, the space that you have where you can house your chicken coop.

Since your available space determines the size of your chicken coop, lets start out with the bare minimum which I recommend. Of course it will be subject to your scrutiny. I consider a 6ft by 10ft a reasonable size that you can start out with if you are going to house about 30 chickens. Of course such a structure will provide adequate circulation and enough roost space. Whether to insulate or not is also a question that you must take into consideration. You know your environment and can make the best decision. Do you live in an area that is cold or hot, humid or dry? These are the queations that you need to answer to determine whether or not you will insulate your chicken coop.

Of course the above questions do exhaust the list of things to do when researching informatio on how to build a chicken coop. But a few other things to examine are: how to design your coop for the best air circulation; what types of chicken will you be rearing? those with rose combs or other types of combs; What about their plumage? Thick or thin.

Those are some of the "types chicken questions" that you need to think about. But since your question is how to build a chicken coop, you need to know the different types that are really suitable for chicken rearing. i have noticed that there are just about three types. 1. Portable chicken coops. Of course that suggests that you can move about your coop as often as you can. Also that is an indication that you are not going to be havein a lot of chickens.

2. Stationary types but which can be easily dismantled for relocation purposes. Usually these are within sizes between 6ft by 8 ft and 6ft aby 10ft. These are mainly compensating for climate changes that require relocation of your c chicken coop.

3. Permanentently stationed chicken coops. These are usually the types for large chicken farms that house a very large amount of chickens.

So here is a starter what you need to do when answering the questions on how to build a chicken coop: a. Determine your available space. b. Get a pencil and paper and draw the type of coop appearance you desire. c. Determine the type of material which will largely be based upon the general climatic condition of your location e. Make sure that you plan for proper ventilation f. Plan for adequate light source g. And last but not least easy accessibility to food and water.

If you want to truly build a good chicken coop I highly recommend that you get a good set of chicken coop plans.


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