If you want to build a cheap chicken coop, as many people are doing nowadays for obvious financial and environmental reasons, you will need to consider 4 major factors. The benefits of building your own chicken coop are many and today I will look at 4 factors that you will need to consider.
These factors include the protection of the birds, the size of the coop, the protection that it affords the birds and it’s appearance. This article will look more closely at these factors and allow you to build the best chicken coop for you.
The size of your coop will be determined by the number of birds that you want. It is better to err on the larger size as the birds will need adequate space to ensure their wellbeing and productivity.
Factor 2-Portable or Fixed
You may be satisfied with a portable coop which will allow you to move it around for cleaning purposes and if you think that the birds will also be family pets.
The sturdiness of your coop and its ability to withstand predators is a factor to consider seriously and the erection of a protective fence around the coop will be necessary in some locations.
The appearance of your coop will sometimes be a major factor depending on your location. Many people in rural areas will not be too particular about this but for town or city dwellers you will need to consider this and it will impact on your costs.
To build a cheap chicken coop there are other factors which you will need to consider including sourcing the correct materials and a good set of plans and instructions.
There are many good reasons to get involved in diy projects such as building a chicken coop, building your own sheds etc. There are many benefits of doing so, not least the cost benefits you will derive from building your own sheds or chicken coops but also the benefits of extra storage space, clean, healthy food and even new found pets for you and your family.
In recessionary times it is a huge asset to you and your family if you can turn your hand to building your own chicken coop and storage sheds as this skill and time investment will pay off many times in the long run.
The attraction of a good supply of healthy and environmentally food as well as the ability to turn your hand to shed building along with your chicken coop will ensure that you are not wasting money foolishly and are providing very well for your family.
A greater move towards self sufficiency also provides you with a great sense of independence as well as the obvious financial benefits and it is this sense of independence that has made America great.