Archive | February, 2013

Small chicken coop plans free

15 Feb

A chicken coop is a necessity  if you want to have fresh eggs every morning. Although most of the people consider growing chickens as a complex and time consuming activity, our experience highlights the positive aspects. On the contrary, if you plan everything form the very beginning and work with great attention, you could spend only 5 minutes every day to take care of the chickens. Moreover, you could start on a small scale, like building a really simple chicken coop and growing 2-3 chickens.

Simple chicken coop plans

A frame chicken coop plansThere are many plans and designs you could choose from when building a chicken coop, so we strongly recommend you to work with attention and to select the one that fits you needs and budget. Strange as it might seem, there are many chicken coops that require a significant amount of money to get the job done, even more than building a shed. If you afford, we recommend you to invest in professional chicken coop plans and to build something unique that will really add value to your backyard. Otherwise, you should select simple chicken coop plans and use basic materials.

Building an A-frame chicken coop is a wonderful idea, if you want to get the job done in an weekend and to keep the costs as low as possible. If you have several pieces of lumber, plywood and chicken wire, you can build the coop in just a few hours. If you need something more complicated, we recommend you to build the nests and to create access doors from the back of the coop. In this manner you can take the fresh eggs every morning without having to go in the chicken coop. Adjust the size of the chicken coop to your needs, but you can always follow these general instructions to get the job done.

Invest in quality materials and always use professional tools. Wear the safety equipment when assembling the chicken coop, as to prevent injuries or potential mistakes. Always align the components at both ends and drill pilot hole trough the components, in order to prevent the wood from spiting. Apply a few coats of paint over the wooden components, in order to prevent them from decay.