A good friend of mine, Jim Stanley, has been a poultry farmer for over 25 years. Every time the kids and I would visit his farm, they would bug me for weeks to raise our own chickens. A few years ago they finally wore me down and I started looking into raising chickens in my backyard.
I was shocked to see how much it cost for a pre-built chicken coop. The prices ranged from $500 on up to the thousands (and this didn’t even include installation). I wasn’t about to pay that kind of money, not even close. I was disappointed in my findings and was about to inform the kids that we weren’t going to raise chickens, until I talked to my friend Jim.
Jim hadn’t built a coop in years, but he too was shocked by the cost of a pre-built chicken coop. As I continued my research, I realized I wasn’t alone. People were opting not to buy pre-built chicken coops, but were building their own.
I had no idea that thousands of people were building chicken coops in their backyard. But where were they getting their plans? I collected various drawings and ‘do it yourself ideas’ but nothing was very organized. I purchased a few guides, but all were either incomplete or you needed to be a carpenter to understand the steps. Even with my engineering background these plans all left gaps that were tough to fill.
I contacted my friend Jim, and we decided that with his poultry background and my engineerng background that we could design a chicken coop plan for the everyday average person.
Easy To Construct With Common Hand Tools So Those With Little Prior Carpentry Experience Can Accomplish
Jim and I have designed several Chicken Coops that Meet all the Goals we set forth above. You no longer have to pay and arm and a leg for a Chicken Coop nor spend many frustrating…
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