Posts Tagged "Coop"

Windows and Light Considerations in your coop

»Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Raising Chickens | 0 comments

Windows and Light Considerations in your coop

Creating a backyard hen house might be a great deal easier if you keep a few points in your mind as well as stick to a plan if building yourself. There are a few things I don’t often see mentioned when talking about the process to effectively build a chicken coop. Let’s Start –  These are a couple of issues I wondered about before I had my chickens and which are quite important to keep in mind as ultimately they should help your hens to lay eggs and stay healthy. Strategize what to do for your Windows Before Building All chicken houses need some sort of light and ventilation. With smaller coops the light might just come in from their open door and ventilation from smaller holes secured with hardwire cloth but for larger coops you will most...

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Getting Your Hen House Up and Running

»Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in Raising Chickens | 0 comments

If you are starting with chicks then you have around 6-8 weeks to get your coop built. Probably less if you have them in your bathroom or garage – believe me you won’t want them in there for too long 🙂  The clock is ticking. Unless you are super talented at woodworking and building things from your imagination you would probably be better off buying some plans (or creating your own if you are that way inclined) or just buying a chicken coop. In most cases buying a chicken coop means either a kit (you get all the parts pre-cut, screws, and a sheet of instructions to put it together) or a craftsman will come along with a coop they have already built or their own ‘kit’ and put it up for you in your backyard. For obvious reasons the craftsman...

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