When it comes to building something, you need to know your capacity to do it. You have to assess your own skills in holding a hammer and saw. The same goes when planning on building chicken coops. If you own a farm and you want to start a small chicken coop where you can grow healthy chickens, you need to know how to build a chicken coop. It will actually be very simple as long as you have a plan. How do you start with planning?
Determine the right place to build the chicken coop. It is best if you find a high area to prevent any accumulation of water during rainy days. You should also know how big you want the chicken coop to be. This will depend on how many chickens you wish to grow. Draw your chicken coop design on a wide sheet of paper. You don’t have to be an expert to do this. Include the door and the windows of the coop. Determine where the wind comes from and where the sun shines when you design the windows so that you can effectively provide ventilation and heat to your chickens. Make a list of the materials that you will need. Look for anything available around your farm that you can use. If you are planning to have egg-laying hens, then it is also necessary that you design where you are going to place your nest boxes inside the coop. Set your budget and purchase all lacking materials before you start building.