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  1. 1. ==== ====Learn how to build your own Chicken Coops the right way the first time..check outthe best sellingchicken coop plan book online..this is all you need to to get the job done ! ====As you probably know, a chicken coop is an essential part of raising backyard chickens.It will provide your flock with warm shelter and a safe place to eat and sleep. However,not many of us want to invest in a pre-made chicken coop for many reasons such as:inflated cost and the hassle of delivery or bringing it home. Therefore, I have writtenthis article to help you build a backyard chicken coop fast and easy. If you follow these 5 easysteps, youwill be able to construct a strong and durable backyard chicken coop that will provide excellentshelter for your chickens and keep them safe from predators.Step 1: Plan Ahead of Time.If you want to build a backyard chicken coop with the least amounts of setbacks, you must PLANahead of time. Some things to think about before beginning your construction are: How manychickens will inhabit the coop?, What size are the chickens, large standards or bantams? Howmany nests will you provide the hens with? How many feeders and waterers will you haveavailable? How many windows will your chicken coop require to give enough sunlight to yourflock? Will you be constructing a chicken run with easy access into and out of the coop? You see,there are various questions that need to be answered before you build a backyard chicken coopbecause you may find out too late that the coop you built was not sufficient enough to keep yourchickens happy and safe.Step 2: Choose your Terrain.Once you have answered all your pre-building questions, the next step is to choose a terrainwhere youwill build a backyard chicken coop in. It is very important that you choose an area that is wideenough for your coop to fit with plenty of space around it for a chicken run or for you to maneuveraround. You do not want to build a coop where you do not have easy access around its perimeter.Try to choose a terrain where it receives direct sunlight and far from heavy bushes or weedswhere snakes, rodents, and other predators may reside in.Step 3: Sketch out your Design on Paper.When attempting to build a backyard chicken coop, do not go at it with a concept in your head.This can lead to disaster. Make sure you sketch out your coop on paper, even if youre not anartist, and cover every angle including a top view of the roof and a sketch of the inside. If this isyour first time building a backyard chicken coop, you shouldnt go for an architectural masterpiece,but rather start out with a simple chicken coop first just big enough for your flock and as you gain
  2. 2. experience, then go for something of a greater scale.Step 4: Gather all your Materials.Before you build a backyard chicken coop, make an effort to collect all the materials you will needso that you wont have to take unexpected trips to and from the hardware or lumber store. A goodexample of materials you will need are: wood (2 x 4), concrete cinder blocks, chicken wire or fencewire, insulation strips, and ofcourse nails, screws, saw and hammer. While these are your mostcommon materials, only youwill know exactly what you need when you complete steps 1 and 3 and actually plan ahead of timeand sketch out your coop design from every angle.Step 5: Build it.It is now time to build a backyard chicken coop. You have done all your planning ahead of time.You have chosen a terrain convenient to maneuver around with excellent sunlight and free frompredators. You have sketched out your chicken coop design on paper and you have gathered allyour materials. Now all you have to do is put it together.Some things to remember: Provide plenty of ventilation through screened windows, bury youroutside chicken wire along the coops borders about a foot deep to prevent predators from diggingin, and if you live in cold climates, make sure to properly insulate the roof and insides of the coop.I hope these 5 steps will help you build a backyard chicken coop with greater ease and success.However, these are only a few guidelines and there is so much more information you should learnbefore you actually build a backyard chicken coop.To discover the wisdom and secrets on how to build a backyard chicken coop, visit longtimefarmer and poultry keeper Dale Higginss website: Higgins has been raising chickens and poultry for over 20 years and is an expert in buildingchicken coops.Article Source: ====
  3. 3. Learn how to build your own Chicken Coops the right way the first time..check outthe best sellingchicken coop plan book online..this is all you need to to get the job done ! ====