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Building A Hen House-Key Considerations

Gorry Terry
 


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If you want to build a cheap chicken coop you must consider a number of factors. One of the most important is the accessories you install and the materials you use. Discover how to build the cheapest way possible. .

When you decide to build your own hen house you will obviously want to stick to a strict budget. If you don’t you can find your costs running away with you and in this article I explain how to avoid that happening.
You will need to consider the materials you use, the location of your coop, light and protection.

1) Materials
You can skimp on the cost of your materials but this is probably not a good idea if you expect to keep chickens long term. Because you can make a hen house out of almost anything including barrels, thrown away timber and lumber, corrugated iron but in the long run you are better to invest in good timber which will lead to productive chickens and is the best option to take in the long run.

2) Location
The location of your coop is an area where you can keep your costs down if you assess where to locate carefully. You will need to choose a good level piece of ground which will not need any earth moving in order to put in your base.
The location will also influence the protection of your birds from predators as if they are within watching distance your job will be easier and may not require a big investment in fencing and protection.

3) Protection and light
This proximity to your house will not only lead to better protection from predators but will also reduce your cost when it comes to the supply of water and possibly light to your birds. If you need to run a power supply out to your birds and they are a good distance away this can be an expense that you can avoid by choosing the location wisely.

These are some of the factors you will need to consider; there are many other factors to bear in mind before you build your own hen house.

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