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Setting up your chicken coop

If you are someone that is looking for chicken coop plans online, then I bet that you will only want to be let in on the best ones. Yet, before you will delve into making a decision about the ones you will need to choose, you will have to make sure that you will keep a few things in mind, so that your decision will not be only a correct one, but also a decision that encompasses all aspects of getting a good coop.

Easy maintenance is a keyword you will need to discuss when you will build a coop, so, when you will decide that it is time to build one, you will need to make it in such a way that it will be easy to clean.If you had a big coop in the past and you weren’t aware of this rule, then you can remember just how hard it was for you to clean it up and also keep it clean for a longer period of time.

It is also important that the floor has to be bended downward towards the main entrance.Using water to clean the coop has to drain out of it and if the floor is not built in such a way, it will all puddle up inside and cause a bigger mess.

The number of chickens you need to accommodate will in the end determine the size of the coop. As every animal out there, if they will get to be packed in a small place, they will start to peck each other and some chicken will even resort to cannibalism.For example, if you have ten chickens, then an appropriate space to keep them in will be stacked at just forty feet.

When you have chickens you take care of, you will need to make sure that you will have the coop protected. You can take a look as well at chicken coop designs on the internet, as some of them will come with a form of protection. The predators are not the only ones that will be able to wreck it somehow, but the weather is also an important factor to consider.

If you are someone that doesn’t really know too much about this and you don’t know how to build a chicken coop properly, you need to remember that building it to face the sun is a good way to keep it out of the danger of getting flooded.There are a lot of coop models that you can browse on the internet, so just take a look at them and decide on the one you find fit for your needs.


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