Building a Chicken Coop that Fits Your Needs
Building a chicken coop that fits your needs is what you should really consider before you spend a lot of money.
Chicken housing can come in many shapes, sizes, and designs.
And most people should probably start with a chicken coop that's very simple.
My boyfriend made this chicken coop by building onto a rabbit hutch.
He was able to transform it into a pretty functional chicken house.
However, he spent way more money than he should have, because we ended up giving the chickens and coop away within a year.
I would start with a small chicken coop at first, because you may change your mind about wanting to raise chickens.
boyfriend now believes that a chicken tractor or a chickshaw will
probably be the most ideal chicken coop for people who have enough
This design can make it much easier on you. Building a
chicken coop that moves can help you to manage weeds and bugs on
However, for people that really like raising chickens, but don't have that much land building a larger more elaborate chicken coop that's more stationary may also work just fine.
Building a Chicken Coop for Your Hens
A small chicken house is great for people that just want to get started
with raising a few chickens, but don't want to spend a lot of money on
an elaborate chicken house.
You can just throw something together with what you have lying around your property or purchase a small chicken house at a chicken feed store or online.
Sometimes people are giving them away or selling them for a bargain, so look in your local paper or on Craig's list.
Worst case scenario, you can use your dog's cage or house as a temporary backyard chicken coop.
Of course, it will depend on the
size of your dog's cage or house as to how many chickens will comfortably
Just be sure to add a perch or two for your chickens to roost on at night and a nest for laying eggs.
Also, there must be a place for water and for food.
It's also really nice to give your chickens enough space to forage and provide them with a chicken run if possible.
Simple Chicken Tractor Coop
Building a chicken coop tractor enables you to easily move your chickens
to wherever you want your chickens to be stationed.
Because a chicken
tractor coop is a portable or movable type of chicken housing.
This also enables your chickens to help you do a little gardening. Chickens love to dig into the soil and eat bugs along with weeds.
You will also receive chicken manure which is a benefit for enriching your soil. This system also cuts down on the chore of cleaning up chicken poop.
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