The Best Chicken Coop Plans for You


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This couldn't be further from the truth. It seems that most people fail to see the worth of taking the time to explore and evaluate chicken coop plans

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The Best Chicken Coop Plans for You

  1. 1. The Best Chicken Coop Plans for You<br />
  2. 2. Picking good chicken coop plans to follow when begin building a coop will be essential for maintaining your coop for a long time.<br />
  3. 3. When people consider building, quite often they jump in with both feet but don't know what they are getting themselves into.<br />
  4. 4. They think that by buying some materials and slapping together a square building, that they have a good coop.<br />
  5. 5. This couldn't be further from the truth.<br />
  6. 6. It seems that most people fail to see the worth of taking the time to explore and evaluate chicken coop plans.<br />
  7. 7. It amazing that this happens because a good set of chicken coop plans will give you step-by-step instructions, guiding you through the entire building process to make sure that you will get the exact results you are looking for.<br />
  8. 8. So make sure to examine the plans and take into account all of the various aspects of building.<br />
  9. 9. The first step is to gather the materials specific in the plans.<br />
  10. 10. The good thing about a set of chicken coop plans is that they do not leave you guessing about what you need or how much of something you need.<br />
  11. 11. It is all spelled out for you on the materials list.<br />
  12. 12. A money saving tip is to look for used materials that you can use.<br />
  13. 13. This will cut down you total cost of building and make your coop unique.<br />
  14. 14. Don't worry if you don't have any spare materials laying around; they are plenty of places you can get used materials cheap of possibly for free.<br />
  15. 15. Websites like Freecycle, Craigslist, or even Google can be places you can find free stuff to with; or you can go the old fashioned route and ask your neighbors.<br />
  16. 16. Nothing sets you up better for success then having a nice landscaped plot to work on.<br />
  17. 17. The downside of most chicken coop plans is that they start telling you how to build assuming to have already cleared, leveled, and prepared where you are going to build.<br />
  18. 18. Also, clearing the land is one thing but picking the right spot to build is another.<br />
  19. 19. Avoid choosing areas that are too low because this causes flooding problems.<br />
  20. 20. Also, build somewhere that gets a good amount of sunlight.<br />
  21. 21. Studies have shown that there is a direct relation to the amount of sunlight a chicken gets versus the number of eggs it lays.<br />
  22. 22. Gone are the days where you can just cram as many chickens into a coop as possible.<br />
  23. 23. Giving your chickens the room to flap their wings in no longer a good humanitarian gesture, it's the law.<br />
  24. 24. There is a simple equation you can apply to figure out the total area you will need for all of your chickens.<br />
  25. 25. Each chicken will need 4 feet of space.<br />
  26. 26. So as soon as you know how many chickens you plan to keep, multiply by 4 and that is the square footage you need to include in your coop.<br />
  27. 27. An added note, always build bigger than you think you need, after all you will need the extra space when your flock begins to grow.<br />
  28. 28. Hank Dodson is the owner of The Chicken Coop Plans Site.<br />
  29. 29. Hank has been building chicken coops and caring for chicken for decades.<br />
  30. 30. Want to learn more about chicken coop plans? Visit his chicken coop plans site for helpful tips and information on how to build you very own coop.<br />
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  32. 32. Easy Chicken Coop Plans<br />
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