If you have chickens, you need to build chicken coop structures for them. Just having them penned off with chicken wire will keep them all in one place, but it won’t keep them comfortable, protect them from the elements, or from hungry predators. So how can you protect your chickens and ensure quality eggs without having to spend big bucks, and without a ton of hassle?
The best way is to build a coop yourself. It doesn’t take master carpentry skills to construct a chicken coop, as they’re fairly simple as far as structures go. You won’t need any specialized tools, and all the materials are readily available at your local hardware store. It may seem intimidating at first, but really, even beginners can build a good chicken coop as long as they follow good plans. Realistically, even if you buy a pre-packaged coop, you’ll probably still have to assemble it anyways. So why overpay for something you can do yourself?
Putting up a chicken coop will protect your chickens from foxes, raccoons, weasels and other threads. A coop will also provide warmth for the chickens at cold times, which will significantly increase the quality of the eggs they lay. So if you want high quality eggs all year around, a coop is an absolute must. Your chickens are important to you, so why leave them exposed to nature and predators? Get a set of plans and build yourself a high quality chicken coop. Believe me, your chickens will thank you!