By Nolan Stokes
Learning how to build a tiny chicken coop may appear challenging if you never built one before. However, if you’ve got access to some good plans, building one may be easier than you would imagine. Why would somebody need to build their own chicken coop? If you priced some of the prefab structures, you will discover that you may pay over $1000. On the other hand, building your own coop will only cost you the price of the materials. Here is what you need to know in order to build a tiny chicken coop.
Establish the scale of Your Coop
The scale of your chicken coop will rely upon some factors. How many chickens do you intend to raise? What is the size of your yard? You want to provide adequate space for your chickens to roam. You need to plan about 10 sq. Ft. Per chicken. You also must decide if you’ve got the yard space for your chicken house.
Determine the layout
Before you start to build a small chicken coop, you need to figure out where you want your chickens to roam. How many exits and entrances do you need? They also need the proper space for feeding. Where will the feeders go? Will you be able to access that area to provide food and water? They also need nesting boxes to roost. Where should these boxes go and can you access them for cleaning?
Get Your Materials
Once you find a plan that fits your requirements, it’s time to get your materials. You’ll need wood for most structures to build the frame. If you live in a gusty area, you will need heavier material to stop the structure from blowing away. Your roof will likely have to be made from steel or aluminium. Wire mesh is required for the walls and chicken wire is needed to defend your chickens from predators. Get your wood and steel pre-cut according to plan specs to make the job run smoothly.
It is not troublesome to learn how to build a tiny chicken coop if you’ve got the right plans. You only need to figure out how you want it designed and select the plan that meets your requirements.
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