When looking for plans for chicken houses, there are few factors that you will want to take into consideration before choosing your product. Without proper planning you can easily make expensive and time wasting mistakes.
The first thing to consider is what materials you are going to use to build your chicken house. Knowing the environment that you live in and how that will affect the materials that you can use will help you to make the best choices. If you live in an area that has a lot of salt in the air such as near the ocean, then the meshing that you want to use should be plastic or have a protective coating. Although treated wood might be more costly, if you happen to live somewhere humid or that has a high annual rainfall, then you might want to consider this extra cost to ensure that your chicken coop lasts for years to come.
The second aspect of building your chicken house is that you would want to consider the landscape of the area where you would like to build. It is important to build on flat ground as this will eliminate any undue stress on the structure and will allow you to have a stronger longer lasting coop. Ensure that you don’t build in an area that is low lying and that could be flooded and also make sure that your chicken are in an area that gets adequate sunlight as they need this to lay healthy eggs.
Another important element to your chicken coop is space. Although you don’t need to have a very large chicken coop if you only plan to have a few chickens, it is also vital that you don’t have them in too confined a space either. Chickens are most happy when they have enough space to move around comfortably, and happy chicken lay more eggs.
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