Raising chickens is fun for the whole family. Kids especially love collecting fresh eggs.
If you have decided to get some chickens for eggs, or friends, one of the first things you need to do is build a chicken coop. Chicken coop designs are basically easy to design. Chickens are easy to take care of and have the very basic needs of safety from predators, food, water, a place to roost at night, a laying box to lay eggs, and a clean house.
If you are needing a new chicken coop for your first flock if even if you are a seasoned chicken expert there are several options you can go with.
There are several sites that will ship you a chicken coop and all you have to do is assemble the coop and get some birds. This options can be expensive but if you don’t have time or tools to build a chicken coop this may be a good option. You can find traditional chicken coops or chicken tractors online that will be delivered to your door and just need a little assembly and you will be ready for your chickens.
Another option is to go to your local farm supply. Most will have small chicken houses with a small yard attached for a few hundred dollars. This type of chicken coop design is perfect for a very small flock of 2-4 chickens at most as these coops can be quite small. If you aren’t sure if chickens are your thing and are wanting to start off small then this is a great coop option.
Building a traditional chicken coop an the option many people end up going with. Your coop design should be weather proof with a good roof. Your coop design needs to be predator proof and allow the chickens to get out of weather. If you plan on raising chickens for years to come it’s best to use quality materials and allow proper ventilation.
A properly designed chicken coop will result it happy chickens and lots of farm fresh eggs for years to come!