It’s certainly a great idea to build your own chicken coop, but not all of us are professional carpenters and have the woodworking skills to complete such an amazing project yourself. So what should you do? Fortunately, there are loads of chicken coop plans available on the Internet, which offer step-by-step chicken house blueprints, and provide relevant instructions.
However, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to do anything else, than just follow the procedures. Before you even begin searching for chicken coop plans, you need to sort out a few basic things. Choosing a location of your wood chicken pen is, where a lot of people make mistakes. Obviously, you want a solid and dry location for the home of your chickens, and you also want to make sure that it’s a suitable place for long-term usage, unless you are willing to build a mobile chicken coop.
The next thing to consider is the chicken house security. To prevent predators entering the coop you should use steel chicken wire to surround the area, and ideally cement the ground as well, because dogs often like to dig underneath the wires. On top of that, you must have secure chicken coop windows. It’s unbelievable what kind of things DIY woodworkers manage to build, because I have recently see automatic chicken coop doors, which open and close at certain times of the day.
That might be a bit complicated for you as a beginner, but inspiration is always great. It would be ages to explain you all the vital points of building a chicken coop, so therefore I would highly recommend you to get yourself a copy of chicken coop plans, made by Bill Keene. He’s a friend of mine, who enjoys keeping chickens in his garden, and since there is such a big demand on information regarding how to build a chicken coop, he decided to share his own chicken coop guide.
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