4 Critical Errors To Avoid If You Are Building A Chicken Coop

Do you have plans soon to begin building a chicken coop so you can rasise chickens at home? Before you start building your hen house it is vital to learn the critical errors you want to avoid as you create it.

If you can avoid making the following errors, then you will create a hen house that is going to be safe and sturdy protection for the chickens.

1. Not planning the hen house before you begin building – Before you even pick up a tool or building materials to begin the building process, you have to take time to plan the chicken coop. The best way to do this is to locate a good guide on how to create hen houses that will give you blueprints and step by step instructions.

This will help you ensure that the hen house is built correctly from the start.

2. Not giving the chickens good ventillation – Good ventilation inside of a hen house is imperative so that they chickens can get the fresh air they need and so the smells in the chicken coop have a way to escape.

A window covered with chicken wire is a good and cost effective way to get the ventilation that is so important to the health of your chickens.

3. Not insulating the hen house walls – Insulating the walls of your chicken coop is very important because this is what will allow your chickens to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The chickens inside will be kept comfortable all year long. A chicken that is not comfortable will start affecting their ability to lay eggs.

4. Not providing good light – A chicken depends on light outdoors to help them live. They use the light to tell them when it is time to sleep and when it is time to wake up.

Again, a window covered with chicken wire is a good way to provide light that will also be inexpensive for you. Not giving them good light will mess up their life cycle and have them laying eggs at odd times of the day or not laying them at all.

If you have to, with a larger house you can easily get more than one window to make sure the chickens will have the light they need each day.

If you can avoid making these mistakes as you are building a chicken coop, then you will be able to create housing that will be effective for protecting your chickens and helping them live comfortably. Be smart and find a good guide now that will help you know exactly what steps to take to create the best hen house you are able to.
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