How to Buy a Chicken Coop

If you are looking for a shelter for your chickens and prefer not to build one yourself, consider purchasing a chicken coop keeping these tips in mind.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Check the size Select a coop large enough for your chickens.
  • Step 2: Check ventilation Choose a coop that will keep the chickens dry, and that provides adequate amounts of light and ventilation.
  • Step 3: Check for a run Choose a coop with an outside run for the birds. The run should be connected to the coop by an entrance hole.
  • TIP: If there are potential predators nearby, select a fenced or fully enclosed coop.
  • Step 4: Check the door Make sure the door of the coop opens inwards and is large enough to allow you to get inside to clean the coop.
  • Step 5: Check for a feeder Select a coop with a built-in feeder system and water container -- unless you plan to design your own. Now you're ready to play Farmville for real.
  • FACT: Chicken eggs contain protein, vitamin A, riboflavin, and other vitamins and minerals.

You Will Need

  • Dry coop
  • Light
  • Ventilation
  • Run
  • Entrance hole
  • Door
  • Feeder system
  • Water source
  • Adequate space (optional)
  • Nests (optional)
  • Perches (optional)
  • Enclosure (optional)

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