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Small Chicken Coop Plans - 3 Starter Tips
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Small Chicken Coop Plans     -     3 Starter tips

So you need small chicken coop plans, maybe its only because you only have a few chickens or you want smaller plans for some other reason. Finding the right plan can be difficult if you are not to sure what to look for with chicken coop plans. I also had some trouble with this when I first started raising chicken but since came up with a nice little list I go through before I purchase a chicken coop plan. These are what work for me and my not necessary work for you so don't feel pressured to follow any of these steps I go through when getting coop plans.

How Do I Pick The Right Chicken Coop Plans for Me?

1.) First, you want to make sure those little fella are protected from not only predators but the weather also. So when you are debating on which small chicken coop plans to buy, make sure they will withstand the harsh weather, wolves, dogs, or foxes that may try to destroy the coop to harm your chickens. I way to know if it is a safe coop is by asking yourself, can hawks fly in and scoop up one of my chickens, can a dog dig up the side of the coop and harm the chicken, and will be chickens stay dry during a bad rain storm. If the answer is yes to one of those questions, then try going for a different chicken coop plan. If not worth the time if harm is going to be done to your chickens.

2.) Second, you are going to want to is make sure you build a sturdy and crack free. It should have the minim amount of cracks to prevent cold chilly winds and also another huge problem, rats and mice. The will enter the coop if it is not built probably. So when you are looking for small chicken coop plans try to find one that uses a floor inside the coop or requires you to put a fence that is a couple of inches below the ground. That sound help prevent rats and mice from coming in spreading their diseases and eating your eggs.

3.) So you want a small chicken coop plan but make sure there is enough room for each chicken. Chickens need 3.5 square free space between each other. So try not to sacrifice their space for a smaller coop if there won't be enough room.

So these are some basic steps you should look into when looking for small chicken coop plans. I learned a lot about chickens from Ochook Hens, which is a very informational backyard chicken blog.


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