Building Chicken Coops - The 4 Basic S To ConsiderBuilding Chicken Coops - The 4 Basic S To Consider

Choosing one among some of the best chicken cage plans may be too simple a process just by merely thinking about it. But in reality, it takes a lot of time and involves long hours of evaluation as to what plan will suit you and your poultries' needs. There are in fact a lot of things to consider when doing such thing. However, still there must be settled priorities that must never be taken for granted.

For this case, 4 basic "s" components are needed. Here you'll learn about them.

Set price

Perhaps you're planning to build your own coop. No doubt because building it yourself will let you save a few bucks. But doing so even without appropriate planning will only make you spend more and might even stress you out. So it is important that you have a broad knowledge about what you're doing. Initially, you have to determine first your budget. If you plan to start with just a budget that suits a small pen with a few numbers of chickens, then you probably want to arrange the entire chicken cage supplies you'll need such as building materials, water containers, nest boxes, appropriate equipments, and chicken feeders in full details. This is to ensure that the total cost won't exceed the money you allotted for the project. The overall cost of the entire chicken cage plans must be realized even before the task is over to be able to avoid messing with the money that is supposed to be for the further operation.


Size is yet another thing that must be taken into account. For the reason that chickens are able to fly high and may need certain space to lay eggs and for roosting, you need to start with a size that is enough. The number of chickens you have will affect your decision with the size of your coop. Measurements on your chicken cage plans must be detailed. A single mistake with the dimension might ruin your whole plan.


The space and elevation of your coop must also be considered. In most chicken cage plans, six feet is the common level. But with chicken flying more than the said level, seven feet would be really sufficient. The minimum floor space of the entire cage may be 2 square feet per chicken, depending on the chickens you currently have. The outside space must also be well thought-out. Your minimum run may be a 4 to 5 square feet for each bird.


Considering the safety of your chickens must be highly prioritized. Natural yet damaging elements such as rain, strong wind, snow, and cold climate may badly affect your poultry. Aside from these elements, another great enemy of your poultries is the predator. Each famished predator may perform some kind of attack to your chickens so beware of them and add this to your chicken cage plans. In this case, placing chicken wire around the coop would be the best thing you could do to avoid snakes and raccoons to reach your chickens.
by Jaber Ghoneim
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