A chicken coop is much more than a trendy backyard accessory – it has the potential to be one of the most useful and fascinating features on your property. Not only will your new coop offer you an on-going supply of fresh eggs, the chickens will help control garden pests and deliver nutrient-rich manure to the soil.
Getting the most out of your chicken coop requires careful planning long before the first hen is introduced. In fact, property owners who do not take the time to plan out their coop may find that the complications associated with chicken raising outweigh the hoped-for benefits. Planning a successful chicken coop takes some time.
On the next page are 4 things people wishing to raise chickens should think about before building a chicken coop.