So you’re either a chicken enthusiast or you’re a man with contacts who knows prospective chicken coop buyers.
And you want to buy and / or sell chicken coops, but you don’t know the first thing there is to know about chicken coops. Or chickens, for that matter. And you don’t really have time to do some research about them, but you’re genuinely interested. What do you do?
First of all, you’re reading this, so that bit about you not having enough time to research could very well be a blatant lie.
Second, you’ve come to the right place: keep on reading, and by the end of the article, you’ll know all the basics about chicken coops, buying and selling chicken coops, and maybe a little bit about the chickens themselves.
First thing to remember is that chicken coops are designed to house chickens, so you want your coop supplier to be someone who’s worked with chickens. Your coops should have enough room to hold at least a dozen birds.
They should also be well-made, but more on that later.
What are the basic parts of a chicken coop?
Buyers are liable not to know what these are, so you want to know them for future reference. It can be as easy as being able to tell that this part is where the hens roost, and this is where they eat, but you have to know what they’re called, or else you wouldn’t be a very persuasive salesman.
Learn what the interior of the chicken coop contains. Know what each part does. And then you can call yourself a chicken coop salesman.
Earlier, I mentioned that your chicken coops should be well-made.
How can you tell if you’ve got decent coops in stock?
The easiest way is to test their material. This is easier if you’re dealing with local clients, since they share the same weather patterns as you do. You just have to make sure that your coops will withstand the tortures of the local weather, and keep chickens safe from harm, and you know you have good stock.
But if you’re running multiple branches on areas with different environments, chicken coop buyer needs may vary accordingly.
Keep track of what the locality of your branch’s weather is like, and adjust your stock accordingly.
And that’s pretty much it!
Just keep these things in mind, talk to your suppliers, and keep yourself up to date on the current trends in the poultry industry, and you’ll have an easy time attracting buyers.
Chad B. is an advocate for backyard chicken care and has been involved in raising chickens since he was little boy back in 1986. Know what to look for when out Chicken Coop Buying or building by visiting Chad’s backyard Chicken Site