By building a poultry house yourself, you can pretty much guarantee that you will be providing a superb quality chicken coop for your hens. After all, you will have ultimate control from the smallest screw to the largest piece of timber that you will be using. So, why not dust down your tools and surprise yourself in what you can really do and build a poultry house to be proud of easily and simply.
It need not be as daunting as you think to take on building a DIY chicken coop, honest. There is such an amazing amount of really first class information available, all at the touch of a button and especially in relation to providing chicken housing. There has never been a better time to keep chickens and house them properly with little or no effort at all.
There is no need for specialist materials or tools, everything that you will need can easily be bought at your local DIY store, so no unnecessary trips to try and find strange, never before heard of bits of equipment. The best thing is how reasonable you will find everything costs.
Just because it is cheap does not mean you are missing out on the quality of your finished poultry housing at any stage. In fact, you can really make sure you are getting the best for your money, which should hopefully ensure the durability and longevity of the chicken coop. That in turn means low, long term maintenance costs; it does not get much better than that.
There is of course another choice and that is the readymade option but, they are very expensive to buy, especially when you look at the quality of materials used and also the quantity too. I am pretty sure that you would pay a fraction of the price for better quality and a more of it at a DIY store. It does not make sense to me that you would want to pay so much more just for the convenience of the timber having been measured and cut.
Another huge benefit in the DIY choice is the flexibility. Being able to be as flexible as you can should not be under estimated. You can manage the backyard space that you have available to your best advantage, which may not seem like much but, believe you me it does make such a difference if you can site your poultry housing to suit and that is just for a start.
Your poultry have a few needs that are all easily dealt with and once they are settled into their new environment will give you hours of fun and entertainment with their antics and of course the most fantastic benefit of all are the delicious, nutritious free range eggs.
By building a poultry house you know that your chickens will be as safe and secure from predators as possible which gives you added peace of mind. You also have the satisfaction of having produced something very economically too.