Building A Chicken Coop

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"Discover How To Easily Build An Attractive And Affordable Backyard Chicken Coop..." building a chicken coop

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Element #1. - Appearance and Design Sketch out your design on a sheet of paper before you do anything else. Think of the colours you will paint the roof and chicken coop walls . Always keep in mind that if your chicken coop is clearly visible to your neighbours, it shouldn't ever serve as a distraction or defacement of its surroundings . So make sure to design an aesthetically looking chicken coop so that your neighbours do not complain of its detracting appearance . Once finished, always remember to remove and dispose of any types of garbage or weeds from around your chicken coop . Try to maintain an appealing landscape around it to enhance its overall appearance. building a chicken coop

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Element #2. - Using Sound Judgment When designing your chicken coop structure, you must use sound judgment in almost every aspect of the way . For instance, you want to use building materials in which the cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be quick and easy. The doors you install should open inwards, not outwards. You don't want your chickens roosting on your windows, so it is best to install sliding windows . For easy hosing with water , slightly slope the flooring toward the door. This way, when you spray out the chicken coop, the water will flow out, hence solving your puddling problem . Want to design Yourself ? Check this out building a chicken coop

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Element # 3. Protection A well built chicken coop will protect your chickens from hazardous elements such as bad weather and hungry predators, theft and injury. Make sure the windows and doors both have proper screening systems installed in them such as a heavy gage mesh wire . Build the chicken coop on a high yet well drained area, facing the Sun to ensure the least amount of dampness. This will help to warm and dry the soil and coop itself after it rains . To protect from predators, the best thing to do is to bury your outside runs with chicken wire all around the coop about 1 foot deep . How to protect ?? check this now building a chicken coop

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Strategy # 4. Coop Ventilation You must keep your chickens locked up and protected from bad weather and predators yet receive the proper ventilation it requires. The importance of draft free air movement from within the coop is crucial as chickens, need fresh air and oxygen. The same goes for the removal of excessive moisture and carbon dioxide . A chicken coop with ample air movement and proper ventilation will remove the ammonia build up and dampness that may grow inside its walls, which should have proper insulation keep the chickens dry. As long as chickens are dry, they can handle cold climates very well, but humidity + cold weather will cause health issues for your poultry . Ventilation methods ? Check building a chicken coop

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Strategy # 5. Light Source If you want a good source of light and warmth for your chickens during the cold months of the year and a solid source of ventilation during the hot months, then be sure to install the chicken coop windows facing the Southside where they will receive direct sunlight throughout the day . On another note, if your goal is to raise chickens that will produce great eggs all year round, then you should look into an electrical source of light. You should be able to easily install an electrical light at the height of the chicken coop's ceiling which will help keep your chickens warm and help them lay better chicken eggs throughout the year. One ceiling light should be enough for a small scale chicken coop , for larger chicken coops though, try to install one electrical ceiling light per every 30 - 40 feet . Learn more about light source here building a chicken coop

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Strategy # 6. Waterbeds , Chicken Feeders Chicken feeders and waterbeds should be placed where your flock will have easy access to them. However , you have to be careful where you place them because chickens like to make a mess of everything they eat due to their chicken scratching instincts. I'm sure you don't want to see your chicken feed mix all over the coop floors so, to avoid this, place the chicken feeders at the height of the chicken's back. This way they will have to stretch their necks up to eat but won't reach the feeders with their feet. Same goes for the waterbeds. Just make sure to keep the waterbeds full of fresh clean water throughout the day . About Feeding Techniques ,check here building a chicken coop

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There you have it folks . SIX quick and easy strategies that will show you how to build a chicken coop fast and efficiently. Whether you're building a large scale chicken coop or a small one, these tips should get you moving in the right direction. building a chicken coop

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