Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top Level Tips To Build A Chicken Coop In Your BackYard

Yester years I have found no one in my street prefer to rear hens. Now, most of the households in my street have built chicken coop in the backyard. I have asked my neighbor she immediately responded and informed that she is building chicken coops because they're easy to keep and will provide fresh eggs for her all year round. So I was convinced and ready to start to build chicken coop on my own.

I searched the Internet and found the following points are important to build a chicken coop in backyard.

1. Safety First

Don't compromise with the safety of your chicken coop because poor safety may lead to loss of chickens form your coop. The main culprits that cause damage to your chickens are weather and foxes in the backyard at night.

You should position the hen coop off the ground and should face the sun so that your coop will get dried off quickly. Your chicken house should have good ventilation especially during hot periods or summer. You should open the windows or door during hot periods to get good ventilation. So you should provide them in the coop.

The outside run should be built in such a way that no other animals can enter into the run area. In addition to this, the run area should be protected with chicken wire, which should be dug deep enough to prevent the entry of predators like Bandicoots.

2. Lighting

Next to ventilation, your chicken requires light. The best way o obtain required light is building the coop in the place where it gets sufficient sunlight during daytime. In addition to this, you should provide proper lighting during night time by providing one ceiling light for a smaller coop that houses 10 chicken or more light for larger coops.

3. Easy Cleaning

You should build chicken coop in such a way that it is amenable for easy cleaning. If you build chicken coop base at a slight angle, you can easily drain out the water after cleaning. You should use a design that help you to clean easily as it will save a lot of hassle in the long run. If you want to see various designs of chicken coop available to build, please get into this e-book on " HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN CHICKEN COOP".

Have a Happy Coop for Chicken!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How To Build Simple Chicken Coop?

If you're a newbie who is willing to build simple chicken coop, then you need to spend minimum bucks. Yes!!! Please read this e-book by spending just few $$$. You will be taught with practical session through videos of how to make simple chicken coop.

Other simple ways to learn building chicken coop includes reading different blogs and sites, which are dealt about chicken coop. You can subscribe these blogs to get day-to-day information about simple chicken coop.

You can get an idea of building simple chicken coop by reading my previous post- The ABC of chicken coop.

So, don't waste time in thinking about building chicken coop. Start immediately to get extra income during this economic recession period. Happy cooping!!!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Things To Think Before Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Raising chickens is gaining its importance all the time among peoples of urban area. If you want to build your own chicken coop, there are few factors that is to be considered.

The main factors are-

1. Appearance of the chicken coop
2. Cost of the inputs
3. Protection against predators
4. Ventilation
5. Don’t build the Chicken Coop Too Small.

Advantages of keeping chickens

1. Used as a friendly pet.
2. Eats bugs and insects in your garden
3. Provides free fertilizer.
4. You can obtain fresh and tasty eggs
5. Provides free organic fertilizer.



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The ABC of Wooden Chicken Coop

Do you know the wooden chicken coop is best of all? In tropical countries, the chicken coops are made out of stones and sand. This is not good for temperate and cool countries. The wooden chicken coop is the most perfect one for your young chickens.

How To Build Wooden Chicken Coop?

Before building wooden chicken coop, you should know about the size of the coop. If you are going to rear large number of chickens, you need a bigger wooden chicken coop. The major problem with the newbies are they will start with a smaller coop. But the number of chickens will be increased in due course, which will make them to dismantle the current one to switch over to bigger coops. So you should make up your mind to build a larger chicken coops.

Types of Wooden Chicken Coops

At present there are three types of chicken coops. They are-

1. Small and Portable
2. Medium Sized Coop
3. Premium Sized Coop

1. Small and Portable Chicken Coops

This is nothing but a small and simple cage with three sides. This will be perfect gift for the kid who is going to raise 2-3 chickens. But this coop is not a healthy one as the inhabitants will suffer from different diseases due to poor ventilation.

2. Medium Sized Coop

The main advantage of this coop is its portability. This is more or less a cage type of housing for chickens. More over this type is more friendlier to the birds and also help them to produce more eggs than the previous one.

3. Premium Sized wooden Chicken Coop

If you're intended to raise chickens for years together, this is a perfect fit. This is nothing but a huge chicken house with good ventilation for the wellbeing of the birds. You can place required quantity of nest boxes to collect clean and healthy eggs.

So, it is your decision to choose which type of wooden chicken coop for the birds of your preference. Happy Cooping!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chicken Feeders and Waterer's In a Chicken Coop

So, you have decided to build your own chicken coop. Then, this is the high time to get to know about the details of feeders and waterer's in your chicken coop. If you decided the correct size and device for watering and feeding, you can save more time during the day to feed your chickens.

If you want to keep your chicken flock healthy and happy, you should keep the feeding troughs of your chicken coop clean and filled with their favorite foods. If you haven't provide proper feed and water, your chicken would be skinny and bony.


The chicken waterer's and feeders should be placed conveniently inside the chicken coop for easy access. Moreover, you should place required number of feeders and waterer's to avoid overcrowding of chickens around them. Both the feeders and waterer's should be hung at the average chicken's height in order to avoid wastage as well as preventing them to get dirt. Just make sure to keep the waterer's full of fresh clean water throughout the day.

Chickens are not aware of dirt water or feed. They will consume the contaminated water and feed and will loose their life without giving any output. So you should learn how to place the waterer's and feeders in a recently build chicken coop.

The water and feed should be positioned away from the perch in order to avoid contamination. You can also get DIY water and feeder at the click of the mouse. Yes!!! These are available online also!

If you want a home-made waterer's, you can modify a plastic bucket of 5 gallons capacity to hang them from the top. This is cheap and best for chicken at chicken coop. I have posted the pictures of home made waterer's and feeders below for your easy reference.

If you're going to build your own chicken coop, make sure how you're going to feed and provide water to your chickens. Happy Cooping!!!