Have you ever thought of raising your own chickens at home? Many people especially those staying in an urban neighborhood would not have thought of getting chickens at pets. Most people would probably get a pet dog, cat, fish hamster etc. If you think about it, chickens make great household pets. They are very low maintenance, get rid of bugs and insects on the grass and the best of all, they produce fresh and delicious organic eggs every week.
Because of their small size, chickens kept out doors are exposed to numerous predators such as dogs, large rats, raccoon, cats etc. To keep them safe and healthy, it is best to have a coop for them to live in. If you have the budget, you can get a pre-made chicken coop from a local store. If you are good with hand tools, you can make one yourself via Do It Yourself (DIY) approach. What you need is a set of chicken coop plans to get you started.
There are a few benefits of getting chicken coop designs ready before you begin. Firstly, you will know what facilities the bantams would need such as feed dispenser, water dispenser, lighting, perches, ventilation, nesting box etc. By having chicken coop plans, you will also know how much building material you would require. You do not want to be in a situation where you run out of wood sections half way in the construction process.
Finally, by having chicken housing blueprints, at least you will know what the final income will be. This will let you know whether the poultry ark you are about to build will suit your home backyard. What you want is a sturdy, functional and pretty chicken coop for you fowls.
Source by Kathy O'Connor