Chicken Coop Construction Guideline
How to build a cheap chicken coop
Building a backyard chicken coop will be one of the best investments you'll ever make. Not only will you have a self sustained miniature-farm that produces fresh organic eggs every day, recycles your food scraps and provides high quality fertilizer, but you'll be proud to know that you made something with your own two hands.
Also, building your own chicken coop just makes economical sense. You can build a chicken coop at just a fraction of the cost of buying a pre-built one. Most pre-built chicken coops you buy need to be assembled anyway, you're really just paying hugely inflated prices for the material.
Unfortunately, building your own chicken coop is not as easy as hammering some wood and wire mesh together. You need to take into account materials, insulation, ventilation, lighting, positioning, nesting, perches, litter collection and protection from the elements and other animals.
I've revealed an excellent guide that can show you how to build a cheap chicken coop .It doesn't matter if your a master carpenter or a total beginner, If you require a big or small coop, or if you have a small or big budget.
So first thing take a look at this excellent guide that will show you,easely
step by step how to build a chicken coop with your own two hands.
Now that you have your guide to show you how to build a cheap chicken coop,
You are ready to buy your construction materials and supplies. To save on expenses, it is recommended that you shop for your chicken coop building supplies from second hand shops. You never know the kind of bargain you will be able to find in these shops.
Check the chicken coop plan you have chosen and copy the list of materials of the plan. If you will have less than 4 chickens in the coop, the size of the coop is sufficient but for future expansion purposes and to preclude building another coop after a year or two, it may be best to double (or triple) the original size of the chicken coop.
Make sure that all of the basics are taken cared of before you buy a single piece of lumber.
If you took our advice to use used lumber in building your chicken coop, then one of the problems you'll face is getting them all in the same lengths - don't worry, you can always cut them to size but bear in mind that the shortest piece you should get should also be the dimensions of the smallest piece in the chicken coop plan that you have chosen to avoid unnecessary joints.
In choosing your lumber pieces, make sure that they are:
1. Choose wood that are bigger or longer than the actual dimensions specified (you need to sand them clean yet) which means they'll become a little bit smaller.
2. Choose lumber that you can cut in half to make two equal pieces of the same length.
3. Don't worry about the cracks in the wood, the age of the wood guarantees that they are dry and will not split.
4. Buy as much as you need that are available in the second hand shop, you'll discover what a bargain (not to mention fun) it is to build your backyard