Our tips for a cheap hen house
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If you want to find a chicken coop cheap, the best solution is undoubtedly to manufacture it by yourself. Here are some tips for recovering essential materials.
Making a henhouse to put in your garden is not that difficult. With the right equipment and some good ideas, you can easily build a cheap hen house.
As you will have noticed, chickens do not have specific aesthetic criteria for their habitat. As a result, recovering material will be enough to make a henhouse worthy of the name. Let's discover the essential elements to make a henhouse totally secure for your chickens.
- The structure : for a cheap henhouse, it is advisable to avoid buying wood, a material still expensive, even if it is bought raw. Opt for pallets that you can easily recover in companies, as long as they are not recorded. This will make the basic structure of your hen house.
- Roasting : to avoid attacks from weasels and other foxes, toasting is essential. Here again, it is possible to recover by going on farms, metal scavengers (if it is not free, you will get it cheaply), or in a dump. Note that this fence must be perfectly nailed to the wood and pushed into the ground to prevent predators from infiltrating. Favor a fence with a small mesh.
- The perch : chickens like to sleep perched: adapt their habitat. For that, an old curtain bar will do the trick. Just place it 50 cm from the floor of the chicken coop, voila.
- The nesting place : always in the spirit of cheap hen house, create a cozy place at lower cost. Get a big box, and go to a farm begging for straw. This will be enough for the comfort of your chickens.