A newly launched guide is designed to inspire people to build their own chicken coop at home. The guide says chickens are vulnerable to predators at night and in the day, which is why they require a sheltered home.
Are you thinking about keeping chickens at home? Have you considered where you might keep them? Do you know chicken coops provide safety from animals, the elements, and vehicles? Do you want to be inspired to build a DIY chicken coop at home? If you have answered ‘yes,’ this is the guide for you!
A new guide has been launched to help and inspire you if you want to build your own chicken coop. The guide is reflective of the fact millennial interests have shifted and we are increasingly focused on becoming self-reliant instead of relying on supermarkets and large corporations.
You can read the guide in full at https://homefarmtips.com/diy-chicken-coop-what-you-need-to-know-before-you-start
In case you are wondering, the newly launched guide is informative and provides considerations for you before you go out and buy your own chickens. It says if you are planning on owning chickens, you will require a place to keep them. While coops can be bought ready to use, it can be rewarding to build your hens a home from scratch.
Chicken coops are important for two key reasons, firstly they provide safety from predators, the weather, and vehicles. Secondly, having a chicken coop can make it easier for you to find any eggs that are laid. As you may know, chickens are happy to spend their days roaming around, scratching and pecking wherever they go.
They will also lay eggs where they go, which can make them vulnerable to predators if you do not find the eggs first. Unsurprisingly, your chickens are vulnerable to predators at night. However, they also face threats in the day. Foxes, dogs, raccoons, hawks, and owls will all prey on your chickens if given the opportunity.
Before you build anything, the report recommends you check the zoning laws and regulations for your local area. Some cities ban keeping chickens in residential neighborhoods altogether, while others limit how many chickens you can keep, or you may require a special permit.
Other zoning laws apply specifically to coops. So even if you would prefer to have free-range chickens, they may not be able to roam freely all the time. When you are building a coop, it is important to note there are two main parts.
An indoor area is essential and may contain individual nesting boxes with cushy padding such as pine shavings or hay. This is where the hens will likely lay their eggs and ideally one nesting box will be big enough to home three hens. The outdoor section is also called a ‘run’ and will provide an area for foraging.
A company representative said: “Since there is so much variety when it comes to chicken coop style, from the many different building materials to varying price ranges, we recommend you research blueprints for different styles to get ideas.”
You can read the guide in full via the link provided, as well as at https://homefarmtips.com.