Chicken Coops and Hen Houses – Build a Chicken Coop or Hen House's Right for Your Flock

A quick search on the internet will throw a lot of chicken and chicken plans, or any amount of information you need for a pet or farm project for your garden. It is a good idea to have something like this before you start to build henhouses or chicken cups, as they save both time and money in the long term. Below are some quick tips to help you decide on the best chicken collection plans for you.

1) Location, location, location! Place your chicken coop away from your house but in a position where it will get the most sun all day long.

2) Easy access. Place and build with access in mind. You must be able to easily clean and hose out the chicken houses, and take in and out food and water.

3) Where do you build your coop? Do you do this at your workshop or on-site? On site is definitely the best as it will save on transportation and some chicken houses can be quite large and difficult to move. Heavy as well!

4) Starting small does not mean it will be so! Even if you only start with 2 or 3 chickens, it is best to have chicken coop that fits more. Why? A large majority of chicken fans end up raising the herd quite quickly. Better to prepare now than to build a chicken house for more birds later.

5) Floor. Ideally, the chickens are available to scratch the fresh ground in a portion of the coop. Have a wooden floor with dry grass or sawdust for the rest.