One of the most advantageous sheds that a farmer can build is a chicken shed. These sheds will house all of your chickens and keep them safe from any night prowling predators while allowing them a great place to lay their eggs.
If you are deciding to build your first chicken shed, you are going to want to write all of your plans down and work through every aspect of your chicken shed before you start to build it. If you don’t do this, you could end up making costly mistakes that you will have to fix later on.
The main thing you have to take into consideration is the size of the chicken shed you are looking to build. While you may not think this is very important at first, you will soon learn that your chickens are going to need a bit more room than you first thought. If your chicken shed is too small, you will have to spend even more money later on to make it big enough to hold all of your chickens. You will also find that drawing up your plans ahead of time will help you in saving money when it comes time to purchase your materials.
You will need to make sure that your chicken shed is well ventilated but that the ventilation isn’t big enough to let animals in. You would be surprised at what raccoons and foxes will do to get into a chicken shed, and this is something you have to keep in mind when making your plans. You will also need to make sure that you have a well-built fence around your chicken shed so that your chickens can be safe when they are outside the shed. It’s probably best to bury the bottom of the fence a foot or so underground as well to keep animals from digging under it to get in.
When it comes to the inside of your chicken shed, you are going to want to place your feeders in the appropriate place. If your feeders are too high, your chickens will have a hard time eating, and if they are too low, you will end up with wasted feed and other not-so-attractive things in your feed.
These are all things that you are going to need to take into consideration when it comes to building your chicken shed. In addition, you will have to think of others that will be particular to your area and the chickens you are planning to raise. But you should have fun building.