Are Prefab Coops an Option?
There are some incredibly cute pre fab coops out there being sold online and at the big box stores. Aimed at the new chicken owner they promise room for five to six hens for a few hundred dollars. I’ve never seen a retailer admit that they are Chinese made but people likely assume as much.
How Many Square Feet of Space is Needed per Chicken?
As soon as you bring those chicks home from the feed store you are faced with the thought of buying or building a chicken coop. But how big does it need to be? While there is no one answer for every situation this article will walk you through the variables.
Chicken Coop Materials
You probably know what size coop you need and the next step is deciphering that materials make the best chicken coops. Whether you purchase a ready made coop or build one yourself you want to do it right the first time and have a coop that will do the job without requiring constant maintenance and repairs.
Chicken Coop Design
Once you’ve chosen the preferred materials for the coop it is time to find a design that blends in with your home and backyard while still being economical to construct. You want a coop that will be easy to clean, provide ample protection from predators, and provide all the requirements.