This Article is About
chicken coop
quality eggs
natural fertilizer
organic eggs
fresh eggs
taking the plunge
hens
several ways
chickens
egg
bargains
Go Green And Save Money - Build Your Own Chicken Coop
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Before you decide to attempt to build your own chicken coop, it is important that you have a plan of action, as there are several things you should consider.

When you finish constructing your chicken coop you will have a constant supply of fresh eggs for you and family. In fact the typical chicken will potentially lay more than two hundred and sixty eggs each year. Suppose you have about 4 or 5 hens, this will generate lots of fresh natural and organic eggs to enjoy. You will never have to buy a supermarket egg again.

Build your own chicken coop and you will save you money in several ways. Not only from the regular supply of fresh eggs, but your flock will produce natural fertilizer too. It is one of the greenest projects you can undertake.

Imagine the satisfaction of providing your own top quality eggs, as well as the money you save by constructing your own hen house. Also your children can be taught a great life lesson, and given a feeling of responsibility, if you let them help to look after the chickens.

Should you be considering taking the plunge and planning to build your own chicken coop, then among the decisions that you must make is to whether to make a fixed and permanent hen house, or possibly a lightweight easily transportable coop for your flock. If you move frequently then a portable option may suit you best.

Where to buy the coop materials? Most people simply visit the nearest Do-it-yourself store and get everything there. However, there are other options that can save you even more money. Try online shopping and compare the costs. Quite frequently you will get far better bargains on the web, so it's worth looking.

Another option is to build your chicken coop using recycled materials. Why use new? There are many places you can get salvaged wood, along with the other things you will need. You may even have materials you can use in your garage.

Online you will find a great deal of free information to help you to build your own chicken coop. If you're in a rush to get your birds housed, you'll come across quite a few designs that can help you to complete the project in as little as three days. Other choices are obtaining a ready-built chicken coop, or one that's partially constructed. Partially constructed, or kit form, chicken coops will still save some cash over totally ready made yet still give you the satisfaction doing some of the construction yourself.

Believe me there is no better taste that eating or cooking with the eggs produced by your own chickens, in a coop you made yourself.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Build A Backyard Chicken Coop - What Are Your Limitations?
If you are looking to build a backyard chicken coop, you must consider a few limitations that might put your project on hold. Being inquisitive and questionable about building your first coop could save you a lot of unforeseen hassle in the future. It is not worth your time and…
By: Nate Costello in  Pets  >  Birds   Nov 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Build Chicken Coop - A Modern Day Project
Keeping chickens is not as difficult as you may think and to build a chicken coop to house them in can be just as easy. Don't believe the hype - ready made chicken coop can be quite nice to look at but who in there right mind can afford to…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Jul 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Chicken Coop Accessories
If you are looking to build your own chicken coop you will need to purchase some chicken coop accessories as well as sticking to a few important principles. Before we cover the important chicken coop accessories we should probably cover the basic needs of your birds. I use the term…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Jan 24, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Chicken Coop Interior - Part Two
In this part of chicken coop interior advice we will cover a few other factors. The first is lighting. In an ideal world you will want to fit lights above the feeding and drinking/watering area. Windows play a big part in a chicken coop design and are essential for a…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Mar 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 3

Chicken Coop Cleaning - Chicken Coop Flooring
Keeping chickens is all well and good until you get to the end of the first week and notice the smell through your garden - chicken coop cleaning may be a dirty job but someone really has to do it. It smells in the hot summer months but in my…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Jan 18, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Build Chicken Coop - Questions And Answers
Before you start to build chicken coop there are a few points to consider. Outlining a plan and covering these points will eventually help you successfully keep and raise chickens. The first question I would advise answering is whether you want a stationary or mobile chicken coop. The mobile coops…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Sep 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Chicken Coop Interior - Part One
Chickens are going to need a lot of looking after if you want them to lead happy and productive lives. After all, if you own chickens they are your responsibility. This article will cover the options for a chicken coop interior that will provide a happy home for your birds.…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Mar 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Easy Steps To Creating Your Own Chicken Coop
Wanting to make your own chicken coop? Here are a some basic things you need to know about making a chicken coop.Firstly, the first thing you should do before anything else is what type of chicken coop you need for your chickens. Decide whether you need a small, medium, or…
By: Travis Flynn in  Business  >  Agriculture   Nov 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Small Chicken Coop Plans
Ever had that feeling that you need to get closer to nature and move away from the rat race of day to day life. Getting hold of small chicken coop plans and raising your own chickens can be a great way to get that nature feeling into your life. Chickens…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Jul 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Chicken Coop Fox Proof
In decided to write this article after a friend of mine contacted me last week to ask about information on how to make your chicken coop fox proof. He was after this information because a tragedy had struck his chicken coop project. He had actually lost five chickens ( all…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Jan 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 5

Why Should You Build A Chicken Coop Of Your Own?
With today's economy in a rut, the high cost of food is threatening to push families into bankruptcy. Everyone needs to eat, but there comes a point when running to the grocery store to pick up some dinner becomes a dreaded occurrence. In an effort to save money, more and…
By: Juan Rademacher in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 08, 2014  
0
  Likes: 1

Build A Chicken Coop – The New Old Way To Keep The Food Supply In House
Have you ever thought to build a chicken coop? Why not? With so much intrusion into our daily lives we become dependent on even the most basics of life’s necessities. Some people feel this is by design. However the tides are shifting a bit. And many have taken notice of…
0
  Likes: 1

Build A Chicken Coop – An Investment In Food Independence
Ever hear the saying don't put all your eggs in one basket? It's just too risky anymore to leave our everyday needs in the hands of others. So many families are struggling these days just to even put food on the table. For many of these families the idea of…
0
  Likes: 0

Chicken Coop Designs - Points to Consider
Before venturing out and choosing a set of chicken coop designs to build there are some important factors that you should consider. You've obviously already discovered that building your own chicken coop will save you a lot of money compared to buying a store made coop. The personal touches in…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Birds   Jul 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Building Plans for Chicken Coop: is it Necessary?
You’ve got this great idea to raise chickens. It is fun to collect the eggs and you are supporting living a greener life style. At this point you already have space set aside as to where your hens will live. It is now important to build your ideal chicken coop…
By: Riedi in  Pets  >  Farm Ranch   Nov 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1731    Report this Article