Build a chicken coop

How To Build A Chicken Coop Cheap

So you want to build a chicken coop?

You’ve bought your land, you’ve got your own house sorted, maybe got your off grid energy running freely and your water supply under control.

Now it is time to think about pets, animals and livestock.

The first, easiest and most cost-effective would have to be chickens. Be sure to read our beginners guide to raising chickens  

Chickens are:

*       Surprisingly good family pets and great company (Read here to check out how many families in USA now keep chickens- and its over 13 million!)

*      Easy and cheap to buy  

*       An abundant source of nutritious food (healthy chickens that have space to run around are 2-3 times more nutritious than factory farmed eggs.)

*       Fabulous fertilizers for your gardens- simply add their waste to the compost heap

*        Great at eating many of the insects and bugs around the place

*        A constant source of side income- some people may have enough eggs that it can provide a little side income by selling excess eggs to neighbors or local farmers markets

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What is the purpose of a chicken coop?

A chicken chicken coop (or hen house) is a small house where female chickens(hens) are kept safe and secure. There are nest boxes found inside the hen houses for egg-laying, and perches/roosts where the birds can sleep.

The chicken coop should be cleaned every 2 weeks at least.

Having chicken in urban areas is now more popular than ever. Always check the rules and regulations with your local county if you live in urban areas and want to keep chickens.

Some will not allow urban areas to have chickens in the back yard. Some welcome it. Some will allow chickens but not allow roosters.

Others are fearful of noise and sanitation concerns. But cities like Albuquerque, Wisconsin, Seattle and NYC are welcoming chickens now along with many others.

How to build a chicken coop

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