Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How to Build a Chicken Coop - Easy Chicken Coop Plans and Blueprints

Are you one of the many people looking to build a chicken coop without having to spend a fortune? Did you know that the average person spends over $350 to construct a chicken coop of merely average quality?

The number one reason the cost often runs so high is misinformation. People often try to build a coop with either no plans or poor plans and wind up having to correct their own mistakes and costly errors!

Before you even begin to construct a chicken coop, you need to ask yourself what you would like and need in a coop. An absolute must have is proper ventilation. Another consideration, which will very greatly depending on the number of chickens you plan to raise, is that you must have a proper and adequate feeding system. And yet another important consideration is the climate in which you live. It is imperative that snow and rain be kept out of the coop, and that the chickens are raised in a comfortable environment. Heating may even be needed. While this may seem overwhelming, the whole process can really be simplified with a good set of Chicken Coop Blueprints! We will discuss this more later in the article.

A good set of chicken coop plans will explain that if you have a small amout of chickens, a somewhat movable chicken pen would likely be to your advantage. A movable coop is easier to clean, because you can move it close to your home. Small coops can often be made out of cheaper material commonly found around your home. Perhaps even a neighbor could help you with a few supplies. In a small coop environment, your chickens can be closer to you for easy feeding. The coops are durable to withstand movement without any problems.

In most cases, it is actually possible to construct your chicken coop using almost entirely used and / or recycled materials. Not only does this make the coop very inexpensive to build, it is also a great help to the environment!

The chicken coop plans we use, show you creative ways to build your chicken coop at virtually no cost. The plans will show you how to use wood scraps and other recycled materials from around your home to build professional looking and performing coops. Regardless of what companies selling $300-$500 coops would like you to believe, you virtually free, homemade chicken coop will be just as functional and aesthetically pleasing as theirs!

When planning your chicken coops factors such as weather, chicken population, cost, and space are just some of the things you need to keep in mind. As I explained, a good Chicken Coop Blueprint can really open up a lot of possibilities and will easily pay for itself 10 times over! You simply cannot afford to go it alone. The benefits that a homemade coop provides your chickens will far outweigh the minimal cost and materials.

Your next step in building a chicken coop is to examine the guide we use. It will walk you through every step and consideration with detailed explanations and pictures of each step in the process!