Building a chicken coop is a very fun project for the entire family to get involved in. This entire adventure can become about not only the chickens and what they are doing for the family, but also about the family. I’m always looking for special things to do together and have found that building a chicken coop is a perfect project for everyone, even the little ones to get involved in. All you need is some instructions building and materials and you are well on your way to having not only farm fresh eggs right in your backyard but also a great family bonding experience. Trust me, this will be a short term adventure you will never forget!
To build a chicken coop you will need:
Supplies (inexpensive supplies that is)
And Time (usually 1-2 weekends will be enough)
As we all know children love to help out with project and working on something like this will give them pride and even encourage them to help care for their new project. So what are you waiting for?
Before you begin, please consider these factors:
Space and Size, do you have enough room, and what size coop will you be building? General rule of thumb is 4 square feet per chicken.
Ventilation is a must, for one you don’t want your chicken coop stinking up the entire neighborhood and it’s not good for your chickens or yourself. This will make your life much easier in the long run.
You will also want to consider how you will protect your chickens from predators. No one wants to explain to the family what happened to their precious pets if predators should find their way inside. Also, remember, snakes, rodents, and many insects can burrow underneath, so a cement floor is recommended, but not necessarily of utmost importance.
Feeding your chickens can become an issue if you don’t plan out how you will do that ahead of time. Along with cleaning this is an important aspect for making your life easier in the long run.
And those are the basic things you must always consider before begin to build a coop. Like I said this can be a great, fun, exciting adventure for the entire family and there is no reason not to give it a shot. If your worried that you don’t have all the details in place, look up Chicken Coop Plans Now for more information.
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