Whenever you raise chicken you need to provide them with an excellent chick
en coop. A chicken coop can last longer only when you construct it with tot
al knowledge of the building process involved and durable supplies.
here some recommendations will help you construct a chicken coop that remai
ns on for years.
First Choosing the land area
Knowing where to build the coop is very important. You need an area that ha
s a good level and is landscaped in the right way.
You could do your own bit of landscaping and make the area suitable or you
could find an existing area in your backyard which is properly leveled to b
uild the chicken coop on. The chicken coop should be be built in such a way
that water puddles do not form below or around it during rains.
Second step: The base is important
You need to spend money when structuring the base of the coop. The building
materials required for the base should be of high quality to keep the coop
up for long.
Making Blueprints help in a big way
You need to plan ahead when you build your own chicken coop. Making the blu
eprint will help you in several ways-
You will have a structurally sound coop
You can build according to the plan without any confusion
You Can design the placement of doors and windows according to need in desi
If anyone else is helping you then he or she will know what is to be done b
y consulting the plan
Confusion during the building process can be avoided
You will have a neat looking coop when it is planned well
useful chicken coop plans Found Here
Door and windows of the coop
The door should be large enough for you to enter and leave without disturbi
ng the chickens. The windows should be facing the south direction to get mo
re breeze and sun to keep the coop warm.
Remember to secure the windows with wires to keep the chicken safe. You cou
ld even have glass windows that can be closed at night. A latch on the door
is also required to prevent them from escaping.
Nest boxes position
The nest boxes should be off the ground but not more than 3 to 4 feet highe
r than the ground. Position them along the wall of the coop. Put enough str
aw in them to keep the hens comfortable.
important: Feeder in position
The feeder position is important when you build a chicken coop. The height
of the feeder should be carefully planned. If placed at a higher level, the
chickens will not be able to reach their food and if very low, then chicke
ns will crowd around and scatter the food. So, make a notch and then build
the feeder in such a way that it is at a comfortable position.
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I liked the part about not disturbing the chickens when entering the
building. A mink or weasel getting into the coop sure would disturb
them for awhile. I remember finding the neighbor's flock dead when they
were on vacation.
Farmers had chickens way back when I was growing up on a farm. That
would've been 45-50 years ago or so. We had a milk cow. Those days
are long gone. The only livestock on most farms nowadays barks.
Bilingual cat from south of the border? "Si, roof, roof!"
Real shame, some predators are sneaky, vicious, and rather underhanded.
And there is Congress, but I repeat myself.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/1/2013 8:23 PM, Dean Hoffman > wrote:
My friend had a chicken coop in the back yard. Raccoons were his
problem. It seems that whatever he did, the raccoons could get in.
He was getting to think that they had keys to the locks and they would
lock it back up when they left. :-)
Did you call the local locksmith, and see if he'd been making chicken
coop keys recently? Hope your friend figured out the racoon entry port,
and repaired it.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/3/2013 12:19 PM, willshak wrote:
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