Keeping hens has never been easier and building a poultry shed to house your chickens really is the perfect solution to address all of you and your chickens needs with ease. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that by building a poultry shed you have provided your hens with safe, secure and more than adequate accommodation for them and with the minimum of fuss.
Why build a poultry shed if you can purchase a ready made one, surely that would be a better option? Of course you have a choice but, consider this, to buy ready made housing is very expensive indeed. The quality and amount of materials used in its construction is really not reflected in the price.
The manufacturers have taken advantage in the expanding worldwide interest in chicken keeping and are catering for it by mass producing hen housing that is OK but, it cannot in any way cater for you or your chickens specific requirements, how can it possibly do this? One size has to fit all.
Why pay an over inflated price for a product that does not fully meet your needs when you really do not have to compromise? All it takes is a little research on your part. The amount of useful hints and tips on poultry keeping are so easily accessible that not to take full advantage in this wealth of knowledge would be wrong, make the most of being able to avoid mistakes that others have made and use every tool possible in the poultry keeping tool box.
In building your chickens housing yourself you provide such flexibility and versatility in a way that a readymade coop can never hope to match. You can utilise the space in your backyard that you have available to you in the best way possible, taking into consideration the positioning of the accommodation using areas of light and shade.
Sourcing all the required materials from your local DIY store will ensure that you have control over the quality of your project from the start to the finish. So, you will have complete peace of mind knowing that your hens will be warm and dry for a start and very importantly be safe and secure from predators.
You can adapt the housing so you can provide enough bed boxes, ramps, walkways and perches to help keep your chickens healthy, happy and stimulated and if you decide to extend your brood at a later stage they can also be accommodated with the minimum of effort to you.
Another consideration is adequate lighting and ventilation and this again will prove no problem to you what so ever. You can also make sure that the hygiene aspect is covered very simply so that you can remove waste cleanly, efficiently and with little disruption to your hens.
So, by building a poultry shed you have the luxury of keeping your chicken in the best environment possible to ensure their continued best health and welfare at all times and of course you will benefit from having low cost, low maintenance durable housing that only building a poultry shed can offer.