Many rural, suburban and even urban cities have embraced the benefits of raising your own chickens; however, chicken keeping is not yet permitted everywhere. Here’s our best advice to determine if you are permitted to keep chickens in your neighborhood:
First, we recommend you contact both your local health and zoning boards to see if there are any regulations relating to keeping chickens in your area. In addition to local regulations, if there is a homeowner’s association for your neighborhood, you’ll also want to contact them to find out if there are additional regulations related to keeping chickens in your neighborhood. Make sure to do that BEFORE purchasing any barnyard fowl!
If you are planning to raise chickens it is highly recommended that you learn how to build a chicken coop. Free range chickens may sound sexy but if you let your chickens roam free around your yard, they will lay their eggs all over the place leaving you spending hours picking up the eggs when you are not certain where they are. By learning how to build a chicken coop, it gives the chickens a place to lay their eggs safely and in one area.
Chicken coops also protect chickens from predators because it is a caged in structure and protects chickens from predators. The most protective chicken coops also have chicken wire underneath the coop to prevent predators from digging under the coop and attacking your chickens.
If you have basic carpentry skills, any do-it-yourselfer can learn how to build a chicken coop in a matter of a weekend. Each chicken coop has two main components, one enclosed space for them to sleep and lay their eggs, and one for them to run around and roam free during the day. There should be a direct path from the chicken run to the enclosed space, but it should be elevated at least 2 feet.
By learning how to build a chicken coop, you will be able to configure it based on your needs. You can customize the size and shape of your chicken coop depending on the desired location and available space.
Introducing “Building A Chicken Coop”…
| No special tools required – I designed these plans specifically for beginners. By building a chicken coop with my blueprints you can avoid wasting money on expensive tools. We stick to the basics.
Easy To Build Plans – Our “How to Build a Chicken Coop” guides include brilliantly detailed color step-by-step plans with scale diagrams and dimensions so simple that even a child could follow them.
Save Money – By saying yes to building a chicken coop; on average our users save about 50% over buying a pre-made coop. Those savings can add up to hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars.
Print As Needed – My downloadable format allows you to print off as many copies as you need in case you lose or dirty a copy, or if you require multiple copies for those helping you build a chicken coop.