If you want to build a cheap chicken coop and get involved in chicken raising you must consider a number of factors.
One of the most important is the materials you use. Discover how to build the cheapest way possible.
When you decide to build your own hen house you will obviously want to stick to a strict budget otherwise you will find your costs escalating. In this article I explain how to avoid that happening.
You will need to consider the materials you use, the location of your coop, light and protection.
You can skimp on the cost of your materials but this is probably not a good idea if you expect to keep chickens long term. You can make a hen house out of almost anything including barrels, thrown away timber, corrugated iron but in the long run you are better to invest in good timber which will lead to productive chickens and a weather and predator resistant chicken coop.
The location of your coop is an area where you can keep your costs down if positioned carefully on a good level piece of ground that does not require any earth moving.
The location will also influence the protection required for your birds from predators as if they are within watching distance your job will be easier and may not require a big investment in fencing and protection.
3)Protection and light
The proximity to your house will not only lead to better protection from predators but will also reduce your cost when it comes to the supply of water and possibly light to your birds. It can be costly to run a power supply out to your birds if they are a good distance away.
These are some of the factors you will need to consider; there are many other factors to bear in mind before you build your own hen house.