Jul 192013

Building A Chicken Coop  

Building a chicken coop will be one of the best decisions you’ll make in your life.  A chicken coop is a necessity because it will allow you to provide safe, secure  housing for your hens so that they can get on with the business of laying daily fresh organic eggs for the kitchen.Building A Chicken Coop

All chickens need shelter to protect them from the elements and keep them safe from predators.  A chicken coop will provide shade during the heat of the summer and provide protection from the cold in the winter. Your flock will also need a quiet place to lay eggs when they are ready.  If you don’t provide such a place, your hens will go in search of a place that you may not like as much!

Keeping a flock of chickens is also a great way to recycle your families food scraps and produce high quality fertilizer for your garden. Building a chicken coop with your own two hands can be very rewarding and your family will be proud of the coop that you created.

It just makes perfect economic sense to consider building a chicken coop yourself instead of buying an expensive pre-built chicken coops. Pre-built coops have to be assembled anyway, you’re really just paying hugely inflated prices for the material. A friend of mine just build a great chicken coop and a huge chicken run with materials that she had in her barn from an old deck.

Don’t get too caught up in having the “perfect chicken coop”. Building a chicken coop is about letting your creativity to run free as well as creating a safe haven for your chicken flock.

CLICK HERE for more chicken coop designs that you can easily put together.

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