Want to build a chicken coop? Many people are becoming part of the growing trend toward sustainable living and deciding to plant gardens and build chicken coops, right in their own backyards. Not only is their home grown food healthier and free of pesticides, it tastes better too! For all of the people who want to build a chicken coop, here are some simple steps to save you a lot of money when your coop.
1. Plan Ahead of Time.
Build a chicken coop that is cost affective and worth your time. Make a specific drawing and plan and stick to it. If you change your plans in the middle of building you will have to buy new materials and will have wasted a lot of time.
2. Borrow Tools.
You do need a few basic tools to build a chicken coop. If you do not have them, do not buy them! You can easily borrow hammers, saws, etc. from friends or neighbors. Also many Hardware stores rent larger pieces of equipment, such as table saws.
3. Use Recycled Materials.
Know someone who has built a coop lately? Or know someone that has extra building materials around? Ask! People are happy to see their investment used on another project if they are not going to use it. Also, buying recycled wood from the hardware store is not only more cost affective, but it is a great way to do even more to help the planet.
Many people spend about $300 to build a chicken coop. Often this expensive project can take them up to 2 months to complete. Do not waste your time or money. The alternative, buying a prefabricated coop is even more expensive. Prefabricated chicken coops can cost $600 or more, and there is still assembly required.
It is a far better idea to build a chicken coop yourself, save money and enjoy the experience of building your flock a home.