Safe Chicken House Plans

Let's take a look at what you must do with your chicken house plans in order to keep your chickens protected. Again this is a key element that must be taken care of if you want to keep your chickens for the long term because without protection, there is a very high chance that at some point or another, a predator is going to come around.

First you need to assess what potential predators you have in your area. This would include animals such as coyotes, foxes, larger dogs, or rodents that may try and dig underneath the fence and get into the chicken house in that manner.

If you have no idea what types of predators are present in your surrounding area, you may want to consult with your neighbours and check and see if they’ve ever encountered a predator. This will give you a more precise idea of exactly what you’re dealing with so you can take proper precautionary measures.

Location

It’s important that you also identify the best location to place your chicken house. As we’ve already discussed location is partially going to be determined by land forms already, but having the chicken house within a close distance (eye’s range is even better) will help you keep a closer eye on your chickens and ensure they are safe.

This is where having a mobile chicken house comes in really handy since you can easily transport it to wherever you are going to be to really keep a watchful eye on them.

Coyote

Type of Fence

It’s also vital that you factor in the type of fence that would be best to build with your chicken house. Consider the type of predator you’re looking at and then research the different types of fences that are available to choose the best fit.

As mentioned above, if you’re going to encounter digging animals, it will be most important that you build the house low enough into the ground that it’s difficult for them to burrow underneath it.

If you are looking at the possibility of larger predatory animals, then you’re going to need a fence that’s incredibly sturdy in order to keep them out effectively. This is why having a good guide to follow will help – it’s vital that you pair your needs with the variety of fence. If you don’t, you may think you’re protecting your chickens, but you really haven’t done much but added a bit of decoration to your chicken house.

So be sure you’re keeping fencing and protection in mind. You could build the most perfect chicken coop ever, but if another animal decides to venture in, that perfect chicken house could be no more.

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