One of the major problems that always tend to arise whenever people decide to build their chicken coops personally is that they make a fairly decent job of the whole thing. Most times they end up building structures that can’t last for a very long time.
It’s very important one clearly understands the entire process of constructing a coop and know what is exactly needed before going for it. This is the only way you can get to build a long lasting structure and also ensure the money spent on such a project never becomes a waste.
Always ensure the land where you intend to build the chicken coop has been properly landscaped and leveled. There are two options you need to consider here – it’s either you look for an already perfected land where you don’t have to start landscaping or you landscape and level the land you have to build your chicken coop.
It’s often very cheaper to get a land that doesn’t have to be leveled or landscaped than trying to level or carry out landscaping activities on the land you already have. However, it really depends on your personal decisions. When you do this first, you would be building a very solid and sturdy foundation for a chicken coop structure that can last for a very long time.
Spend Money on the Base Structure
You need to spend more money on the foundation (the base of the structure). You need to go for the best type of materials as indicated in the building plan of the coop.
Don’t just set out to pick cheaper building materials because it will always come back to haunt you in future. Definitely for most of the things you have already listed on your building plan there would be cheaper alternatives. Though they might work well, they usually have limits. The materials that would stand the test of time become very cost effective on the long run.
Choose Your Feeders Wisely
Lastly, you need to pick the positions of your feeders very wisely. If the feeders aren’t placed correctly, then your chickens would certainly have problems trying to reach their foods more comfortably. Immediately this happens, your chickens would start picking at the floor and other areas of your house which result in further damages on the long run.
You need to take some time off to carefully plan your chicken coop properly if it’s going to last longer. This is the only way you get to save yourself from the hassles of wasting money trying to fix some of the problems that would arise from trying to fix the issues.
Make Good Use of Windows
Another critical aspect of the entire structure of your chicken coop you must consider while building it is the windows. These windows should allow enough illumination for your chickens as it helps them lay eggs more easily. If your chickens fail to get enough illumination, you would definitely run into problems on the long run.
Making use of windows and adding one while building your chicken coop is a process you’ll definitely get to enjoy in future. If the windows have been wrongly placed in the structural design for your coop, correct them because it would benefit you on the long run. This is another reason why you must get a proper plan to guide you.