Building A Chicken Coop - Tips To
Keep In Mind
Are you thinking about building a chicken coop? That's a
great idea, because it's as easy as ever before to make
your own coop. With careful planning you can learn how
to build a chicken coop that will be there for you to enjoy
for many years to come.
Think about what size of chicken coop you will need. The
absolute minimum should be 3-4 square feet per bird.
Anything less and your pet chickens will have too little of
space. If you are thinking about housing larger types of
poultry in your coop, you will of course need to allot more
space per bird. Also remember that you will need some
space for a waterer and a feeder, so don't go too low on
your calculations. If you don't have enough space for
building a larger chicken coop you should rather get
fewer chickens rather than overcrowding your coop.
Giving your chickens enough space will keep them happy
and healthy. This will also give you more eggs, chickens
that are forced to living in confided coops produce fewer
Your chickens need the sunlight! When you build a
chicken coop, make sure to position it so that it faces
the sun as much as possible. Also, if you live in a very
rainy climate you need to take care that the coop
is well protected from rain and wind. Make sure
that your chicken coop can't be flooded if you get
a lot of rain.
One way of doing this is to build your chicken coop on a
higher area of your property. In any case, the spot you
picked needs to be properly landscaped to ensure better
Slope the floor towards the door. This way it will be easier
for you to clean the coop by spraying it out without
flooding the building.
Furthermore, the basic idea of building a chicken coop is
to make it as easy as possible for you to enter the coop
and to make it as difficult as possible for predators to get
to your chickens. So you will have