Caring for chickens, even in an urban environment, is becoming more and more popular. Chickens can be fun pets after all, and can give you eggs you can use for food, or you can profit from when you sell them. Before buying chicks, however, you should know more about city chicken coops and what should be included in the building plans. Read below to find out more:
Some people think that choosing a design for the coops is enough. The truth is that there are still a number of things you have to do and several factors you should consider before building a coop for your hens.
First and foremost, you should check with your local government or municipal office if taking care of hens is allowed in your area. Not all states and cities in every country allow chickens to be raised or bred, or even kept as pets, in an urban setting. Before you head to the pet shop to purchase some chickens, and before you even start constructing city chicken coops, you should make certain first that it is legal to do so. Before downloading plans from the internet, find out too how many chickens are allowed per household as some states place a limit as to the number of hens each family can care for.
The design of the coop should also be appropriate for the kind of season or weather that occurs in your location. If it snows in your area, you have to ensure that the chicken house you’ll be building will be able to give enough warmth to your chickens. This means that your city chicken coops should have insulation that will make your fowls warm during cold days and cool enough during hot days. Sufficient ventilation should also be part of coop construction plans to prevent the quick spread of diseases among your hens, and to also ensure that your birds will have enough air to breathe, or enough oxygen.
Remember too that there are different chicken breeds: the bantam or the smaller breed, and the standard or the larger sized breed. Bantams are highly recommended for city life as they are like ‘toy breeds’ (just like toy dog breeds). They are also milder in nature compared to the standard chickens and can be ‘more quiet’.
Whether you’ll be building city chicken coops or urban chicken coops for your flock, you should make certain that those coops will be able to give enough protection to your fowls. The plans you rely on should contain instructions for putting up fences and for securing any openings e.g. windows and doors with strong chicken wires so that predators won’t be able to barge into the coop and eat or injure any chickens in the flock.
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