Are you here looking for some chicken coop ideas, for you are planning to build one? Then you’re stumbling upon the right page.
There are lots of chicken coop ideas you could find on the internet. You can either build one yourself, if you have at least basic woodworking skill, or purchase a pre-fabricated one. But first, you have to consider which plan and size will suit your need and your location.
A good chicken coop is a house for your chickens to live in. It must be roomy enough for the flock to move and stay together. Generally, each chicken requires a 3 or 4 square feet of space of the coop. If you’re planning to have several chickens at once as a start, then multiply the number with 3 or 4 to consider the coop size.
You could use smaller size of coop for the chickens only when you’re going to let the flock outdoor most of the time. Size does matter since your chickens will get easily stressed out if the coop isn’t spacey enough for them to move; also it will smell bad faster. When the chickens get stressed, they might eventually get sick and even die.
Then, what makes a coop good and perfect?
Think of the ventilation, protection, insulation and the bedding. And since chickens hate when it’s too cold or too hot just like we do, make sure the coop is waterproof to save them in wet season, and the run must have shaded area so they can cool off when the sun is out.
Chickens also need nesting boxes to lay their eggs, and also some spots for them to crouch. In case you haven’t known, chickens love to sleep on a perch so you might provide some wooden perches.
The flock would also love nice decoration for the coop, so you can get a little artsy on here. If you love or would like to try planting, landscaping the chicken run is a great idea. Some herbs will help eliminate your expense in feeding the chickens, and reduce the bad smell of the coop either.
Now take a look at these chicken coop ideas
These vintage coops look just so sweet for your yard.
For minimalist design, try these.
Or you might also like these ideas.
Let’s take a peek inside, for basic interior.
And here is other ideas you may consider to try…
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