But pet chicken is unlike any other pet you can have. All of us know the perks of having a dog and cat, the love, devotion and loyalty that comes with being a pet owner. But when it comes to pet chickens You’ll be surprised to know that they’re:
More entertaining & more rewarding
Less money & less maintenance
Building a Backyard Chicken Coop can become a family affair in a couple of minutes and trust me; you may enjoy raising these little creatures. What other creature can you home in your backyard which provides you with eggs, entertainment, possum removal and hours of amusement?
At this time you are obviously considering building a hen house and are just looking for a little extra push or chance those last minute pointers. I congratulate you for choosing to construct one as apposed to purchase one. Most individuals think buying one is the faster, simpler choice, when actually it’s really not. The pre-made built ones need to be put together, and that in itself is obviously a project, as most of us know, just reading the instructions can cause high blood pressure. Not to mention with a house build coop you have more choices, more independence and the ability to design it around your requirements.
That being said I will stop wasting your time and provide you the low down on what you have to consider before getting out your tools and buying some pet poultry.
These are a few of the most important things that I recommend you do when building a coop:
Build it bigger than you think you’re going to want.
Make sure it gets plenty of sunlight light
Make a safe reliable run for your pets
Build enough nesting areas that are comfortable and large enough for your chickens
Make the food / watering place with easy access for you as well as the chickens
Keep in mind, with a little extra effort in the beginning stages of building your hen house you may make your backyard coop an easier to maintain, low stress and much more peaceful atmosphere for your pet poultry. Also understand that the more relaxing and more serene surroundings you construct for the cows, the healthier the birds, and healthy birds means fitter, bigger egg yield.
Happy egg laying and good luck!