A chicken coop is a place perfectly enabled for chickens to live, which can be raised to lay eggs and enjoy them in a respectful way with the inhabitants. It may be that for some reason you have got some chickens to raise, either by inheritance, by gifts or simply have decided to buy them. A hen obviously cannot be brought into the house, therefore, you need to build a chicken coop perfectly qualified for this task. Here, we will teach you to step by step how to make a chicken coop. So, you can start raising your own chickens in a healthy and natural way.
The bad thing is that if this is the first time you are dealing with farm animals, you may not know very well how to build a chicken coop, as it is not something that we are taught at school.
How to Make a Chicken Coop
A chicken coop must have everything necessary for raising chickens, that is, a place for them to eat, a cage so they do not escape, enough space for them to live well and must be placed in a stable way in your garden or farm. prevent it from falling.
It must also be composed of more or less resistant materials. Otherwise, it will fall to nothing that rains, snow or any meteorological catastrophe. The good news is that it is not too expensive to build a chicken coop and not too laborious. With a basic knowledge of DIY, anyone can build their own chicken coop in an easy and fast way.
What do you need to make a chicken coop?
- A place to build a chicken coop, such as a farm or a garden.
- A latch.
- A chain mail for the cage.
- Architectural knowledge or hire an architect.
- Screws and drill.
- Basic knowledge of DIY.
Design of the plans of the hen house:
When designing the plans, several things must be taken into account. The first thing is that we must take into account the number of chickens we have since it is not the same to make a henhouse for two chickens than to do it for 28 chickens. It is the first thing that we must take into account. Then you have to put everything you need in the henhouse so that the chickens are healthy, like an area with straw for the eggs, a place for food, some windows to ventilate and some cleaning system in which we can clean the chicken coop perfectly. Once we have the plan designed (better by an architect), bounded and be a realistic design, we can start to build.
Building the chicken coop:
Once we have it designed, it is time to start building our chicken coop, which must be perfectly adapted to what we have put in the plan. Normally the walls and the roof are simply constructed with wood. As if it were a wardrobe, therefore, take the wooden planks, the drill and the screws and hands to work. The roof should be triangular, so that the rainwater leaks, we can use roofing tiles but with wood.
It will be more than enough. Inside we are going to build the zones enabled for the hens, separating the henhouse in sections, one for the nests and another one for the food. If you have many chickens, divide the areas into partitions, one for each chicken. Also try to make some kind of door so that the chickens can come and go (with latch if you do not want them to leave when they do not want them to leave) and someplace adapted so that you can enter to clean.
If you have space in the garden, you can enable a cage next to the henhouse, so that the hens go out to take the air and do not escape. There you can enable an area to feed the chickens and run. You can also make some extra decoration for your chicken coop, such as putting a part with the sheet so it does not get cold or painting it to make it look more beautiful.