How To Build A Good Chicken Coop: Part 5


| 4/3/2017 10:40:00 AM


Tags: Chickens, Livestock, Homesteading, Chicken Coops, DIY Projects, Nathan,

Nathan LottAre you looking to build a chicken coop? Well, you've come to the right place! If you haven't read any of our previous chicken coop articles, feel free to check 'em out.

Part 1: Size
Part 2: Location
Part 3: Orientation
Part 4: Ventilation

Today, we'll be talking about:

Fortification.

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When it comes to chicken coops it's important to ask yourself: Are there a lot of predators where I live?



If you're living on an urban homestead, you probably won't have to worry too much about predators. Sure, there are some exceptions. I've lived in cities where skunks, raccoons, and possums were fairly commonplace. I've even heard of municipalities that boast a fairly large population of foxes and/or coyotes. But for the most part urban areas tend to be a little safer for chickens, with only the neighbor's dog or maybe a hawk or an owl to worry about.

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5/15/2018 9:26:31 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own chicken coop – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







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