What kind of henhouse should you build (or buy)?
Grab your hammer and nails (or your wallet and Craigslist). Whether you go with a prefab or build your own pullet palace, there are several things that every backyard coop needs to keep the flock on lock.
Designing or Buying a Coop
Why this matters
- The right coop keeps your flock warm, clean and safe from predators that are looking for a chicken dinner.
- Setting up a great coop = setting yourself up for convenient egg-collecting.
- Making sure your hens have the right amount of room keeps them from taking the “pecking order” too far.