Chicken Coop Plans
Now that you know some of the different things to watch out for when raising chickens, it is time to join the thousands of people that have begun raising chickens in their backyards.
As I have already mentioned, it is important to know how many chickens you plan to have, there is a big difference between a couple of chickens and 10 of them!
That’s why you need to pick out a design that will suite your needs and give your chickens the highest quality of life. Don’t think that all of the plans you will find are created equal. They’re not.
There are many mistakes you can make in the construction that will pose potential health risks to your chickens. The plans you use should make it clear what these dangers are and how to avoid them.
Furthermore, when you raise chickens it is important to keep in mind that not all locations are suitable for a coop. You need to place them in the proper location, so your chicken coop has access to plenty of sunlight. You will also want to build them off of the ground. This has two benefits: First it keeps your birds healthy, and secondly it keeps them safe.
There is a third benefit to building an elevated chicken coop, but this one is for you. By raising it off of the ground, you reduce the need to bend over when you collect the eggs and clean the chicken coop. This can be a back breaking job when the coop is built low to the ground. And caring for chickens should be a relaxing hobby, not work!
As I have mentioned before, the appearance of your chicken coop is very important. This is even more true if you are building it in the city with the neighbors to think about. There are various local ordnances to consider, and they vary from city to city.
Besides, chicken coops can make a very nice addition to the yard when they are done correctly. You will be surprised by the amount of interest you will generate when people find out you raise chickens in your backyard.
If you’re still not sure what to expect by raising chickens, don’t worry. It is better to get informed before you have the chickens to take care of rather than after. Before you buy your first bird, take the opportunity and download and read the free report I have put together for you.
Also it is a good idea to go over the plans once you’ve decided on a particular style of chicken coop. Learning how to build a chicken coop isn’t hard, it just takes the right amount of planning to make it go smoothly.