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Build A Chicken Coop – The New Old Way To Keep The Food Supply In House
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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 this and are working hard to break away from so much control of their daily lives. Self sufficiency is the new movement and many folks are jumping on board.

But how do we do this? Many people are already making the leap with alternative energy sources and downsizing their “needs.” But an even bigger way to do this is to put the food supply back into the hands of the household.

You don’t have to look far to determine the rise in food costs. It’s happening in our supermarkets every single day. Food costs have shot through the roof in recent years. And no one is immune to this impact.

But the good news is that it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to start making the shift towards a self sufficient supply of food.

One of the easiest ways to get started is to build a chicken coop. And if you think this is only for the farmers living in the foothills, think again. Many people are building them right in their back yard.

You will find that the cost per chick ranges anywhere from one to five dollars depending on the breed. And a good hen can lay as much as one egg per day. So if you have a family of four then you would get four chicks.

If there are any extra eggs, your neighbors will be happy to buy a dozen “home grown” eggs as there is a big difference in taste.

Chickens also make great pets and are easier to take care of than dogs. Speaking of dogs, most backyard chicken coops aren't that much bigger than a doghouse. And the construction of these can be even simpler. Some things to keep in mind however are protecting your food supply. Your chickens will need protection from predators and the weather elements.

How to build the chicken coop can vary greatly depending on your preferences. Some use what's called a chicken tractor. This is an A-frame style building with no sub-flooring, and typically long enough for the chickens to run in. Owners can pick up the coop and move it to different locations throughout the yard. Some prefer a more stationary set up with a pen attached for chickens to run in.

Where to put the chicken coop obviously depends on the size and layout of the yard. Again to build a chicken coop won't take up that much space. So you don't need to worry about giving up all the backyard activities with this new addition.

If it's possible, keep it away from trees especially during the winter months. Tree branches can gather ice on them and brake. You don't want that falling on your investments.

With so many families struggling out there these days, it's imperative we start getting the food supplies back in our own hands. And to build a chicken coop is great way to provide for your family.

So let the chickens come home to roost.


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