Deciding on an Ideal Chicken Coop to Build

There’s a good chance that you’re battling to make the right decision regarding which type of chicken coop will best suit your needs. Essentially, there are a number of chicken coops you could make, but having a proper understanding as to which type will best fit your needs is crucial for getting the best possible results. If you’re going to be spending your money on a chicken coop, then it should suit your individual needs and as such, getting started on the right foot is vital.

There are some main factors that you should take into consideration before deciding what type of coop to build. The following guidelines will lead you down the right path to choosing wisely and being fully satisfied with your new chicken coop once it�s built.


Coop size is probably one of the key factors to consider when you set out to build a chicken coop. Depending on how many chickens you intend keeping, you can obtain plans for small, medium and large coops.

Unfortunately, it seems that the most common mistake people make, is that they try to house too many chickens in their coop. Remember, each chicken should ideally be provided with enough space to feel content and comfortable, particularly if you want your chickens to lay a decent amount of eggs.

It’s always better to error on the size of being too big than being too small, plus then you can always add more birds to the chicken coop if you want later on.

Fixed Coop or Portable Coop?

Once you’ve determined what size of coop you require, you then need to ask yourself whether you intend keeping the coop in one area or if you would rather have one which is portable. Of course, portable chicken coops do have certain advantages in that the can be moved around anytime you choose. For that reason, the are extremely well suited for those who want to keep chickens as pets.

Additionally, portable chicken coops also allow for easy maintenance because you can move them to a specific area for cleaning purposes.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for something with a little more structural integrity than you�ll likely be better off choosing a fixed chicken house since these will be built sturdier so that they are able to withstand wear and tear.

Level of Protection

It’s absolutely vital to factor in protection for your chickens due to the potential risk of predators. In fact, you should ideally have a good solid fence system in place which is able to prevent all predators from gaining access. Because the fencing will have to match the coop size, it will inevitably have an impact on building costs and this is why it’s important to keep this in mind before starting out.


Finally, think about the overall appearance of what you want your chicken coop to look like. There are a number of different ways you can build the chicken coop which will impact the overall design of the chicken coop. This will also likely influence the cost of the building process, so it’s something to think about and work within your budget.

There are definitely cheaper methods to build your chicken coop so understanding the different things that will influence the cost is the first step to making a smart decision.

You can be rest assured that providing you take these factors into consideration before you start building a coop, you’ll be amazed at just how much you can save in the end.
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