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Wooden Chicken Coop Plans - 3 Helpful Steps
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Are in need of wooden chicken coop plans,want to know the benefits the owning a wooden coop, or what type of wood to use when starting your project? Well good, I will try to explain the benefits of owning a wooden chicken coop, what type of wood you should use, and how to go about building your wooden chicken coop. First off, I just want to say these are what work best for me and you don't have to use my methods, now that I got that out of the way, let's get started.

Wooden Chicken Coop Plans and Their Benefits

Okay, so what are the benefits of getting wooden chicken coop plans instead of going out and buying a chicken coop at your local market or the giant itself "the internet". Well to start off, I'm going to state the obvious, and what may that be? Yes, correct, It's a heck of a lot easy on the pocketbook. Building your own coop is a whole lot cheaper than buying one and this is probably one of the top three reasons chicken owners decide to build their own chicken coop.

Another reason I prefer to build my own coop is that I can customize it any way I want to. I can make it as big or small I want. Make it as secure as Fort Knox, so those predators don't come in and destroy my flock. Make it easy accessible so I can clean out with no problem, this will help prevent diseases. These are all reasons I like to go out and build my own coop. I also think it's a fun past time to do by yourself, or with friends and family.

So What Type of Wood is the Best for Building a Coop?

Alright, for me personally I like to go for wood that is not pressure treated. The reason for this is because they contain toxics which I heard can get inside your chickens and end up in the eggs or meat. I raise chickens for their eggs and don't want to take my chances of this happening so I use wood that has not been treated or has been naturally treated. If you do go this route, just use a sealer that doesn't contain toxic ingredients to prevent the wood from rotting.

How to Go About and Start Building a Coop The first thing you should figure out is how many chickens your going to house inside the coop to determine what size coop you need. After that you should find a chicken coop plan that offers stability from weather and security from predators. Those are the two things I check to before buying any coop plans.

Wooden Chicken Coop Plans - There are chicken coop plans online and even at the bookstore. Just go for what suites you the best and fit your desires for your wooden chicken coop plans. I hope I could help you out today and good luck for whatever you choose.


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