Your Guide To Building A Chicken Coop
The key to easy chicken coop construction is either purchase a kit, or buy a guide with
easy to follow instructions. However, just because youʼve purchased a kit doesnʼt mean
that that particular design is easy to put together. The key to easily building a chicken
coop is to ﬁnd a simple and functional design that will provide adequate space,
ventilation, heat, and protection from the elements. Easier said than done, huh?
Well luckily for you there are resources available that provide ready made designs that
are easy to build and maintain. And they work extremely well at keeping your chickens
healthy and comfortable. Building A Chicken Coop is a complete step-by-step guide
which details the easy ways which you can apply to build your own chicken coop in the
comfort of your backyard. It contains pictures and illustrations.
Or if you prefer you can watch Dan Kennedyʼs Make Your Own Chicken Coop with step-
by-step video instructions on how you can easily build a chicken coop in less than 3
Donʼt wait any longer, get started with your chicken coop today. It doesnʼt get any
easier than following the pros that have built and designed hundreds of coops. When
youʼre done come back to this site and share your story below.
Proper Chicken Coop Design
With the surge in popularity of raising chickens, we decided it would be good time to
outline some very important factors when thinking about your chicken coop design.
These are tenants that should be at the foundation of every chicken farmer, and as long
as you consider these guidelines, you should have no problem raising healthy chickens.
Remember, that you should take care of your chickens because ultimately those eggs
and meat end up inside your body.
At the heart of a proper chicken care is their diet and then housing. You can always buy
a chicken coop, but building your very own chicken coop is much more rewarding and
budget friendly. However, you need to consider some speciﬁc things ﬁrst.
City ordinances can be an issue for some of you, so make sure you check to ﬁnd out if
you are allowed to build a chicken coop in your backyard, or if there are regulations that
you must be aware of. Many towns may not allow chickens to be raised in your
backyard due to zoning laws.
Do you understand how much space is required per chicken? The ideal space is 2 -3
square feet per chicken. Is the area in which you intend to build big enough for this
structure? If youʼre not sure of what exactly your plans are, or how many chickens you
intend to house, you may want to build your coop larger then you expect to, just to avoid
any future problems.
Air circulation is a must for you, as well as your new pet poultry. For healthier chickens
and more egg production, you must make sure you coop is ventilated properly. Be sure
there is proper ventilation along the top and base of the chicken coop. You always want
to balance ventilation with heating as well, especially if you live in a cold weather area.
Feeding and Lighting:
Two important factors in a good set of chicken coop building plans will include easy
access to feed your pets, as well as lighting. Not only a light source for your access, but
also an adequate amount of natural light.
The above concerns can not be overlooked, so make sure you take the time too check
into these speciﬁc items before beginning building our chicken coop. And with the right
information and the quality design you will be sure to enjoy this chicken coop for years
to come. Believe it or not, if done properly, chickens require very little supervision and
very little maintenance.
This may sounds like a lot of things to keep in mind, luckily there are guides such as this
one which provides step-by-step instructions on building chicken coops that adhere to
How To Build A Chicken Coop for Cheap
Most people usually keep their chickens in the backyard. However, when they need to
buy a house for their chickens, they will always face the same problem, which is the
high price of a chicken coop. Many people canʼt afford to pay that much money. At a
crunch time like this, we all need to be as thrifty as possible. However, it doesnʼt mean
that you canʼt have a chicken house in your backyard. In this article, I provide you a way
to build your own chicken coop within the limited budget.
For those of you looking to keep chickens in your backyard, you know that your largest
expense is the chicken house. Most of us canʼt afford to pay that much money. At a
crunch time like this, we are all looking for ways to be as thrifty as possible. However, it
doesnʼt mean that you canʼt have a chicken house in your backyard. You can build a
chicken coop within your limited budget.
Donʼt believe the myth that building a chicken house by your self is hard. It does take a
lot of work, but it is not difﬁcult. When you are done, you will not only have the pride of
knowing you built the chicken coop yourself, but also that you saved hundreds if not
thousands of dollars. You will save at least 50% in costs by building a chicken coop
over buying a new one. So if you are serious about saving money on a chicken coop
then get a chicken coop design and build one yourself.
The ﬁrst things you need to consider is that number chicken that you are going to be
raising in the coop. For each chicken youʼll need at least 2-3 square feet of space.
Second, youʼll want to look for a chicken coop design that gives you detailed
instructions on how to build one that is easy to clean, well-ventilated, and provides
ample protection from rain and wind.
Its very easy to ﬁnd a chicken coop plan, there are resources all over this site to help
you ﬁnd one. So donʼt let not having a design stop you. After ﬁnding a good plan, you
want to drive over to the local Home Depot, Lowes, or hardware supply store to get the
required materials. Again, a decent chicken coop guide will tell you the exact supplies
youʼll need and how much to buy of each.
You can also try looking around at construction sites or contractor sites to ask for any
scrap wood and wire mesh. Donʼt steal it, but if they have spare wood you may be able
to get them for free. You can also try to negotiate at your local hardware store, youʼll be
surprised a the discounts you can get by just asking 3 times, “is that the best deal you
can give me?” Times are tough, and store owners are more willing to negotiate just to
make a sale.
So to recap, ﬁnd a good chicken house plan, get all the materials you need, and start
building your ﬁrst chicken coop.
Need Chicken Coop Blueprints And Designs?
Visit my website, ChickenCoopPlans4U.com to get great ideas and blueprints for all
types of chicken house projects: from wooden mobile chicken coops to large chicken
pens. Youʼll ﬁnd the perfect design for your backyard or farm. There are also helpful
articles on rearing chickens and harvesting eggs.
Donʼt forget to check out this video on building a starter chicken coop. Just scroll down
the page until you see it. ;)