So you are thinking about building your own chicken coop for your backyard. This is a good decision for several reasons.
#1 You are in Complete Control
When you build your own chicken coop, you are in complete control. You get to choose sturdy and robust materials so that your coop will last for many, many years. Also, you get to choose a set of plans that will be just right for your backyard.
#2 You Save Time and Money
Building your own chicken coop will save you time and money if you choose a set of chicken coop plans. A set of chicken coop plans will come with a complete material list, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations. With all this information, you will be able to complete your project quickly avoiding costly mistakes which usually happens when you have no plans or directions to follow.
My family has been in the building industry for many years and it is common sense to have a set of plans before you start constructing any type of building, even a chicken coop. A small investment in a set of plans will save you money in the long run.
#3 You Choose the Size
When you build your own chicken coop, you get to choose the size which will suit you needs. Chicken coop plans come in various sizes from small movable chicken coops to medium and large chicken coops with free range enclosures.
Small chicken coops are easy to build and inexpensive. They fit well within the confines of a small backyard and they can be made to be movable which allows for different position when the need arises.
Medium to large chicken coops are better suited to larger backyards or farmyards. The added benefit of medium to large chicken coops is the free range enclosure which gives the hens space to
wonder around. These chicken coops are usually permanent fixtures.
#4 You Receive Personal Satisfaction
When you build your own chicken coop, there is a sense of personal satisfaction when the task is completed, especially when you take the time to do the job properly