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If you want to construct your unique own chicken coop. Avoid worrying and take a moment to breathe and plan your coops thoroughly. But some people are incapable of comprehending or following construction blueprints, but they have constructed their own chicken coops and planned to build another one again.

What do You Need for Your DIY Chicken Coop Plan?

As you get started on your chicken coop plan, you should analyze what the coop must serve your flock. This must-have checklist is concise yet critical:

Enough space for the chicken coop and poultry chickens;

It should keep the predators outside and flock inside;

Ventilation of the area;

Simple to cleanse and disinfect, and with excellent drainage;

Defense against the elements;

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The Perks of Constructing Your Own Chicken Coop Plan

Wood is the simplest and most abundant material for your chicken coop plan construction. If you want to construct your chicken coop, you may save a lot of money by using inexpensive materials such as pallet wood or even scrap wood from your backyard.

Why You Need A Chicken Coop For Your Flock?

With all the hype regarding how much better and more ethical free-range chickens can be, it could appear wiser to ignore the chicken coop totally.

However, a coop is not a harsh method of housing your flock; rather, it is a method of keeping your poultry secure and comfy, which increases your poultry production and revenue. A chicken coop is important and valuable for several reasons, like:

Security

A sturdy, durable chicken coop will keep predators out, such as raccoons, reptiles, rodents, foxes, eagles, and even cats. Additionally, a secure coop prevents your flock from venturing into dangerous places.

Sanctuary

Although fowls are tolerant of various weather conditions, but your coop will contribute a lot to the comfort and safety of your flock by providing shelter from any weather conditions.

What to Incorporate Into Your Chicken Coop to Make it Great and Functional?

There are several designs, dimensions, and plans for functional chicken coops, either you want to DIY or buy a pre-built one.

Before you begin, consult with your local government about chicken coop regulations, and while selecting or constructing a coop, bear these essential elements in mind to ensure that it fulfills all of your flocks’ requirements.

Roosting Perch

When chickens reach the age of perching, they will need a roosting perch. This perch serves as the chickens’ sleeping or resting place. They will cluster on the perch in the wintertime and scatter out a little in the summertime.

Carefully consider where you place your perch; chickens defecate more than 70% of their daily excrement at nighttime. With proper planning, you may easily include boards or other methods of catching, collecting, and disposing of poop piles.

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Nesting and Brooding Boxes

Chicken Nest boxes are the chickens’ following requirements. One Chicken nesting box may be suitable for three to four hens, but they will often have a preferred box that they will all want to nest! Regular-sized chickens will comfortably fit within a 12″×12″ box that is approximately 12″ above the ground.

Poultry nest boxes need to be put in the coop’s darkest spot since chickens do like solitude while laying and brooding their eggs. If you have large breed chickens, you will need a bigger poultry nesting box to suit the hens.

Chicken Drinkers and Feeders

Obviously, your flock does need Poultry feeders and waterers. You can hang the chicken feeders inside the coop, but the chicken drinkers should be left outside; else, it will add too much moisture inside the coop’s atmosphere.

Accessibility

You should have access to the coop through a standard-sized entrance to avoid banging your skull each time you go in. Chickens enter through a pop entrance; a pop door is just 12″ in length by 14″ in width.

The additional width enables the passage of two chickens through the entrance.  Typically, you’ll have such a chicken that prefers to perch in the entrance, and the additional space enables others to enter and exit.

Protection against Predators

A raised coop is less susceptible to tiny predators, and any gaps, holes, and narrow openings should have a secure cover to prevent predators from your flock. Windows must be made with a solid mesh to deter predators from entering.

Space

Your coop should be the appropriate size for your flock and offer sufficient room for all of your chicken’s comfort. Your coop’s precise size will depend on the number of chickens you maintain, their full-grown size, and if you want to increase your flock.

Ventilation

Vapors from poultry feces, dropped plumes, and rotting bedding may cause respiratory issues to your poultry birds, which is why your coop must have enough ventilation. Windows and vents are preferable. However, vent fans can also be a good idea to install to guarantee proper airflow and circulation.

Cleanliness

Poultry backyard chicken coops must be maintained on a regular basis to eliminate parasites that carry diseases, dirt accumulation, and other potential dangers to your flock. Placing dumping boards or selecting simple bedding may make maintaining your coop simpler.

Runs

Chickens need and deserve time outside to maintain a healthy, and a connected outdoor run to the coop can keep the flock secure while giving them extra freedom. Ascertain that the fence is safe and provides defense against aerial attackers.

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