An increasing number of people today have developed the hobby of raising chickens in their backyards. People do this for two reasons; either as a recreational hobby as chickens make great pets or as a source of additional income as organic eggs laid by home-raised chickens are in great demand in the market.
No matter what your reason is for raising chickens, you first have to build a chicken coop to start raising chickens. You can choose between building your own coop, or buying a pre-made one that is easily assembled at home. These pre-made coops are best for those who don’t have the time to build or skills to build their own coop.
Cheaper building your own coop
However, most people prefer building their own hen coop, instead of using a readymade one, because of these various benefits. The first benefit is that it is cheaper building your own coop.
It is of course convenient buying a set from the store as it contains everything required to build a coop. However you can save money if you gather the required materials required for building your chicken coop.
Customize your coop
An additional benefit of constructing your own coop is that you can build it exactly as you want. You don’t have to follow any instructions; you just have to use your imagination and expertise to build a coop that fits your backyard.
Many people opt to build their own hen coop as it gives them an opportunity to spend time with their family building it. It’s not necessary that the coop is built over the weekend; you can spend a few weekends building it. You can also get your kids involved in the building process by delegating tasks to them based on their age and skills for handling your tools.
An extra source of income
Once you build the perfect coop for your chickens, you don’t have to limit your talent here. People who have the knack of building interesting and attractive chicken coops can use this as an additional source of income.
You just have to build interestingly designed hen coops, and sell it to those people who are interested in raising chickens, but unfortunately don’t have the time or skills to build their own coop.
Actually, the task of building a coop is not difficult, even to the novice as the internet offers downloadable and simple instructions that help you build your coop. Of course, it’s not enough to just have any plan to follow to build your coop; you have to consider various elements like the amount of space and terrain in your backyard and the number of chickens you plan to grow when you build your own chicken coop.