Author: Civano Middle School (CMS) Chicken Raisers

Writer: Bridget

Chickens, may not be as big as your dog or cat but they can be pets as well, and  they deserve just as much care as any other pet. However, chickens are animals who live outdoors and need a place to live that has enough space so they can roam around and be free. Chicken coops can be store bought but most are too small to house more than two chickens. Store bought chicken coops  are usually more expensive as well. If you build your own chicken coop not only do you get to decide on your design but you can also choose how big you want it to be so it can fit the number of chickens that you want to house.”PICTURE HERE”

One of the first steps to designing a chicken is making a plan and making a material list. To help conserve money you might consider going over measurements to find out the exact material you’ll need instead of making a close guess. Another way to save money is to go dumpster diving for need two by fours or plywood. Another way to save money is to borrow needed tools from people who already have them instead of buying them yourself. The three ways I suggested you save money are almost guaranteed to save almost half as much as a store bought chicken coop would plus all the extra supplies. Supplies such as saw dust to put on the bottom of your coop will still be needed but these items should not be very costly. Thank for listening to my advice and happy chicken raising!