The first thing you need to do before building chicken coops, is decide if you want a fixed one or mobile.
At first thought a fixed coop probably makes more sense but in this article we’ll compare the two options, so you can choose what best fits your needs.
A mobile chicken coop is less expensive than a fixed one, so is cost is an issue then a mobile option is more affordable. And it’s also easier to build.
Plan on moving in the future?
If you plan on moving in the future, you might want to consider going with a mobile coop, instead of a fixed one. Obviously it’s more convenient, and allows to save time and money by not having to build another one in the future.
The number of chickens in your flock
Mobile chicken coops are designed for fewer chickens, and fixed ones are really for a larger number. So keep that in mind.
The cleaning chore
A big benefit that a mobile coop has over a fixed one, is it’s a lot easier to clean. Because it’s more of a cage type design you can move it to where the water is and wash it. But a fixed coop is a bit more complicated than that.
If you want an easier and simpler solution than mobile coops are a lot easier to build than fixed coops. When building chicken coops, if it sounds like a major task, than definitely a mobile one would be the one for you.
Mobile chicken coops don’t require a lot of space, so if that’s an issue, then mobile would be a better solution for smaller size yards.
Protecting your chickens
Keep in mind that changes in climate and temperature drops, could harm your chickens, and so if you’d like to protect them from climate changes, a mobile coop would be more suitable.
Watching your flock
If you go with a fixed coop and it’s not by your house, then watching your birds wouldn’t be possible from your home. If it’s important for you, then mobile coop has the advantage of putting it where you’d like it to be.
These are the main things to think about when choosing which type of a design to go with when you start building chicken coops.