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Chicken Coop Plans – Making Life Easier

When people first start to begin raising chicken the question that first pops into their mind is “Where am I going to put them?” This is a necessary question to ask but does not need to be as a big a deal as most people make it out to be. Sure, a coop is one of the most important pieces of equipment you need to have when keeping chickens, but when done right; it is also one of the simplest. The best way to start out is to find good chicken coop plans that will show you step by step how to set up your coop. One way to find these is to search Google for “chicken coop plans”. It’s that easy. Making sure your chickens have a well-built coop will keep them safe, happy, and producing more eggs.

Chicken Breeds for Chicken Runs and Coops

In this chicken runs and coops article I would like to share some observations I made on the different varieties of hens I keep in my chicken runs and coops. They all have unique traits within their separate varieties. Observation was done over a period of a week in the morning, noon, and evening. I observed the hens for about one hour each observation period to check for temperaments to see if they were friendly, skittish, noisy, aggressive, or docile. And in the evening observation I made sure to concentrate on the hen house coop area as well as the time in the morning observation.

Different Sizes of Hen Ark Plans

Hen ark plans are misunderstood! I want to share with you that hen ark plans can be as small or as large as you want. I have reviewed many of the online websites that promote hen arks and they have misled a lot of chicken ranchers because of the thought that hen ark plans can only be for 2 to 4 chickens.

Benefits of Chicken Runs and Coops

It has been said that chicken runs and coops must be used as one unit. What kind of benefit can be gained if you keep them separate? If you think about what a chicken run is used for and what a traditional coop is used for, then you might agree that using chicken runs and coops together serves for a better all around living environment for your chickens. Let’s look at what a chicken run provides and the benefits the chickens get from it and then the chicken coop and what benefits the chickens gets from a traditional coop.

Chicken Coop Designs – Getting Creative

There are many types of coops, and which design you choose depends largely on your requirements. If you are looking to buy a chicken coop, then you need to consider the size of your backyard if you intend to put it there. If you are planning on building one you not only need to consider the size of the coop, but also other environmental factors such as sun, wind, rain and pests and how they may affect the chickens.

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