“Is building a chicken coop better than buying…and why is one better than the other?”
Our independent review finds out whether building a chicken coop is worth your time, and why most guides to building chicken coops could actually leave your chickens as lunch meat for local foxes…
Chicken farming – the good, bad and the ugly
Owning a flock of chicken is such a great asset – from fresh, free organic eggs each morning, to a hands free way ro rid your land of weeds and pests. It’s also very satisfying, and a great hobby which can be both profitable and economical at the same time.
However, there are a few downsides to owning a flock of chickens in your back yard.
First of all, if you speak to chicken owners, they’ll tell you many horror stories of how their chickens have been eaten by foxes, birds of prey or other wild animals of the night.
There is nothing worse than going downstairs one morning and seeing the scenes of a massacre, with all that time, care, energy and money wiped out overnight.
And if they survive the harsh hunting grounds of the average home owner’s back yard, then you’ll still have to worry about whether your chickens are warm enough, and how you’re going to regularly clean and even relocate the chicken coup when required.
Then there’s the small task of collecting the eggs. Most set ups make this would-be simple task a real hassle, and it doesn’t have to be!
But chicken coops are not always that straight forward…
All of these things can be avoided with a well built chicken coup. The problem is, chicken coups also come with a few problems of their own too…
First of all, most prebuilt coups cost a lot of money, and don’t always come in the dimensions you need. You will often find that you have to pay extra not just for the overpriced materials that the coup was made from, but you’ll also have to pay for more or less than you need due to the predetermined sizes.
So what’s the alternative? Well, you could of course build you own chicken coup!
But there is still a problem with building a chicken coop
You see, 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.
Furthermore, you will often find that you need special tools, skills or experience to get the job done properly, especially when you don’t have decent plans to work from.
Speaking of plans, there are a lot of them out there. However, during my research, I discovered that a lot of these other books and guides never seem to include detailed, well presented plans you can follow along with, and often require labor intensive DIY.
What Is This Product About?
There’s a new guide available exclusively online called Building A Chicken Coop.
This is a downloadable book which does not require fancy tools in order to follow along. The plans are designed so that anyone with basic tools like a handsaw, hammer, drill etc can build great quality, secure chicken coops.
With easy to follow cross-sectional diagrams that include exact dimensions and required materials, you can use this guide to build your own coop regardless of your current DIY skills.
You will also save money by building your own coop too. In fact, according to the publishers of this guide, “Based on our analysis you normally save over 50% by building your own coop. That can be hundreds of dollars saved on larger coops” – say the authors of BuildingAChickenCoop.com
The great part is, you can print off as many plans as required because they can be downloaded over and over from the website. Therefore, there is no need to worry about getting the plans dirty or having to share plans with helpers.
Who Is It Right For?
We would say that this is ideal for anyone looking to buy chickens and be fully prepared for the care and maintenance of them throughout the year.
It’s also great for people who are having a hard time cleaning, maintaining, farming and generally protecting their chickens from prying eyes…as the coops and care tips give you a lot of options and preparation for such problems in the future, both in the main guide and from the additional bonuses.
Building A Chicken Coop – The Guide would also be perfect for budget conscious chicken farmers, who are either new or experienced. With the cost savings from building your own chicken coop, along with the long term practicality, these chicken coops are very affordable and financially a great option for those on a budget, regardless of flock size or amount of land available to the owner.
Check out the official site below: