DIY Chicken Coop Building Expert Strategies Self Reliance Guide Launched

A guide has been launched to help and inspire people to build their own chicken coop. It reflects the fact millennial interests are shifting and people are increasingly growing their own produce.

A new guide has been launched to help and inspire people who want to build their own chicken coop. The guide is reflective of the fact millennial interests have shifted and people are increasingly focused on becoming self-reliant instead of relying on supermarkets and large corporations.

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The newly launched guide is informative and provides considerations for people before they go out and buy their own chickens. It says anyone planning on owning chickens will require a place to keep them. While coops can be bought ready to use, it can be rewarding to build a home from scratch.

Chicken coops are important for two key reasons, firstly they provide safety from predators, the weather, and vehicles. Secondly, having a chicken coop can make it easier to find any eggs that are laid. Chickens are happy to spend their days roaming around, scratching and pecking wherever they go.

They will also lay eggs where they go, which can make them vulnerable to predators if the eggs are not retrieved quickly. Unsurprisingly, chickens are vulnerable to predators at night. However, they also face threats in the day. Foxes, dogs, raccoons, hawks, and owls all prey on chickens if given the opportunity.

Before building anything, the report recommends checking the zoning laws and regulations for the local area. Some cities ban keeping chickens in residential neighborhoods altogether, while others limit how many chickens a person can keep, or people may require a special permit.

Other zoning laws apply specifically to coops. So even if a person would prefer to have free-range chickens, they may not be able to roam freely all the time. When building a coop, it is important to note there are two main parts.

An indoor area is essential and may contain individual nesting boxes with cushy padding such as pine shavings or hay. This is where the hens will likely lay their eggs and ideally one nesting box will be big enough to home three hens. The outdoor section is also called a ‘run’ and will provide an area for foraging.

A company representative said: “Since there is so much variety when it comes to chicken coop style, from the many different building materials to varying price ranges, we recommend you research blueprints for different styles to get ideas.”

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