All of us know the perks of having a dog and cat, the love, devotion and loyalty that comes with being a pet owner. But when it comes to pet hens you will be amazed to know that they are:
More entertaining & more rewarding
Less cash & less maintenance
Building a Backyard Chicken Coop can become a family affair in a couple of minutes and trust me; you may enjoy raising these small creatures. What other creature can you home in your backyard that provides you with eggs, entertainment, opossum control and hours of amusement?
At this time you are obviously considering building a hen house and are just looking for a little extra push or chance those last minute pointers. I congratulate you for choosing to build one as apposed to purchase one. Most individuals think buying one is the faster, simpler choice, when actually it’s really not. Even the pre-made built ones have to be put together, and that in itself is always a project, as most of us know, only reading the instructions can cause high blood pressure. Not to mention with a house build coop you have more choices, more liberty and the ability to design it around your needs.
That being said I will stop wasting your time and provide you the low down on what you must consider before getting out your tools and buying some pet poultry.
Build it larger than you think you’re going to need.
Build it near a water source
Make sure it gets plenty of sunlight light
Create a safe reliable run for your pets
Build enough nesting areas which are comfortable and large enough for your chickens
Make the food / watering area with easy access for you as well as the chickens
Keep in mind, with a little additional effort in the beginning stages of building your hen house you may make your backyard coop a simpler to maintain, low stress and much more peaceful atmosphere for your pet poultry. Also know that the more relaxing and more peaceful environment you construct for the chickens, the fitter the birds, and healthy birds means more healthier, bigger egg yield.
Happy egg laying and great luck!