If you want to build your own chicken coop in your back yard, but someone is telling you that it is impossible for you to do that. Well, just don’t listen to him. This project isn’t as tough as you think. All you need is just timber, wire mesh, and nails. Ok, I will just show you some steps on how to build a house for your chickens.
First Step – Prepare for size and location. Keep in mind that larger coop is better. However, if you often have to move your chickens around to wherever you need them to be, then, smaller coop will be alright. It’s totally your decision. For your information, approximately four square feet will be needed for chickens to stay healthy, relaxed, and laying.
Now, comes to the location of your chicken coop. There is only one thing that you need to know about coop’s location. Just make sure that your chicken house get enough sunlight in the morning. You may not know that chicken is an interesting animal since it notices the sun before it should lay. If you can do this right, there is a high possibility that you might get up to 5 eggs per week.
Second Step – Prepare for material. There is nothing for you to worry about in this step. Just take care of the following :-
– Timber for the frame
– Wire mesh for the enclosement
– Some nails for putting all together (don’t forget your hammer)
However, this step is also depending on your condition. If you have limited budget, timber can be replaced with treated pine. Or if you want your chicken coop to be extremely sturdy, hardwood can be used also.
Third Step – Building. Building process is also depending on the size of the coop. If you decide to build larger chicken house, then, you need to build it on the selected location. This is the most effective way to do it since you can see the whole picture of how thing would be when you finish. Even this article is about building a chicken coop by yourself, however, you might need some help when comes to the part of lifting up the roof and wall of your coop.