Building Chicken Coops – Chicken Coop Construction Tip #1
By Ann Thompson
If you are interested in building chicken coops and looking for some basic instructions you have come to the right place. Everyone that is attempting chicken coop construction has to start in the same place, with printable plans for building a chicken coop. Yep, that is right, that is my #1 recommended tip! Printable plans! This will save you hours of frustration, and costly repair bills down the road. There is nothing more to it than that, everyone should start out with a good set of instructions before they begin this project.
With ever project we do around the house we find ourselves starting the project with the idea that we do not need any instructions to complete it. But, just like every other project we find ourselves wishing we would have started off correctly in the first place because it would have saved time and money in the long run.
Over the years I have run into many people that did just that started out without any instructions and found themselves with all kinds of hot water. Some simply never got it off the ground, while others were full into raising chickens when they realized what their coop was missing.
Building chicken coops does not have to be hard at all, it should be a quick and painless project that anyone can do, but if you are not an experienced backyard farmer, it is highly recommended that you do start off with some printable plans.
A good set of plans can help you avoid:
- Unhealthy chickens
- Low egg production
- Hard to clean coops
- Angry, pecking chickens
- A partially build coop
- Costly repairs
Remember you are not expected to know exactly what goes into a coop, and for most of us, we probably have very little idea what chickens require in the first place. Yes, they are easy to house, and easy to raise, but what makes them that way is a good home to house them in.
Now there are lots and lots of diagrams for building a chicken coop out there. Most can be found right here on the internet, and are almost all are worthy plans that will satisfy the needs of your chickens as well as yourself. It is very important that you choose one and at the least follow through with some suggestions of those that have built many coops and have experience raising chickens.
Good luck and have fun, I am sure if you start out right, you will find that chicken coop construction is a very easy to do, and you most defiantly enjoy your farm fresh eggs for years to come.
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