Best Frame Chicken Coop in your BackyardSmall Frame Chicken Coop
A movable chicken coop is a perfect addition to the backyard for any gardener. The benefit of a portable chicken coop is the ability to move the chicken coop around your yard or garden area, fertilizing with chicken poop as you go. Chicken poop is an amazing, nitrogen-rich, organic fertilizer.
When it’s time to move the chicken coop to a new location, simply grab it by the carrying handles and go. A spot where a chicken coop was sitting is often a good place to prepare the soil for a garden bed.
Need a larger chicken coop? Check out the Large A-Frame Chicken Coop.
Chickens don’t need a free-range in your garden. They will eat your vegetables and pull entire pea plants out of the ground. This coop has a run and gives you the option to let them have 16 square feet of fresh ground without risking your garden harvest.
Chickens will naturally roost in dark. The upper tier has 12 square feet of well-ventilated space for roosting and nesting. Instinct will take over for chickens. You don’t have to train backyard chickens. But they can still make friendly pets if handled often. This hen house has a ladder that can be raised for extra security of chicken predators like skunks and foxes.
This small, portable chicken coop can house 3 medium laying chickens or 5 small breed Bantams. A chicken can lay an egg a day. An easily accessible nesting box is a must-have for chicken coops, and this one has an external egg collection door.
This is a long-lasting, consciously made, and high quality, handcrafted chicken coop. It’s made from a renewable source of Douglas Fir timber that is plantation grown and repels insects, like lice, because of the scent of the wood. Coop is stained with a weather-resistant, low VOC paint.
Small Backyard Chicken Coop Product Details:
- Dimensions: 60″L x 50″W x 42.5″H
- Weight: 59 pounds
- Accessible Doors: External egg collection door to the nesting box. Side door for easy cleaning of the roosting area. Lower door to run area for easy access to food and water, or to let them out to free-range.
- Long-Lasting: Made from renewable, plantation-grown Douglas Fir timber. Stained with non-toxic paint.
- Houses 3 medium chickens or 5 Bantams.
- Assembly: The chicken coop will be shipped in a flat box. But assembly is easy.
The surprise that was spoiled in the title. This is a trend that is increasing in popularity recently and we feel it’s a good one and a natural extension of having your herb garden. You can get fresh eggs, and guaranteed organic and cruelty-free meat. Chickens are very low maintenance animals, and their ‘muck’ actually makes great fertilizer as well! If you’re wondering how you can go about building your chicken coop, the first thing you need to know is how many chickens you plan to have (a rule of thumb is 4sqft per chicken) so that you can properly plan out the construction of the coop. Here are some great chicken coop designs to check out before you start planning your chicken coop building adventure. There are also about 7 factors to consider, they are:
In addition to considering what material you’ll want to build your actual coop from (most likely wood), you’ll also need to consider materials for covering the coop’s outer portion. In this case, the chicken wire mesh is the best choice.
How high do you want your coop to be? We recommend about 3 feet of elevation so that the chicken’s feet stay dry when it rains, plus it provides a degree of protection from predators such as coyotes.
Perch Area –
Building a porch area will increase the comfort level of your chickens.
Nesting Boxes –
Make sure your nesting boxes are at least 5 inches deep. A good nesting area is a safe space for hens to lay their eggs, so making a good nesting box means more eggs for you and your family.
Add a vent of the window (covered with a mesh of course), for proper ventilation.
Depending on your area’s climates, the insulation required would vary. A heat lamp is also a good option in some cases.
Make sure your coop is accessible for humans as well for maintenance and collecting purposes.