Ok – so the time has come to set up a coop for your chickens and hens. But what should you be looking for? Do you already have a coop set up for your existing flock of fowl? Or, are you buying into a coop for the very first time? Regardless of the approach, it’s crucial to look for a coop design that’s not only comfortable for your chickens but which is practical for your needs, too.
Here are a few points you might want to keep in mind while shopping around – trust us on this!
Count Your Chickens
Certainly, count your chickens after they’ve hatched! You’re going to need to if you want to buy a chicken house that’s likely to be comfortable for all your birds. There’s a risk that you’ll invest in a chicken coop and run that won’t be comfortable for them to sleep and run around in if you don’t do a quick headcount first.
Consider Ease of Access
Yes – your coop chicken house is going to need to be easy for the birds to get in and out of – but what about you? We don’t mean to pop in for a visit – but to access for cleaning, egg collection and more besides. Don’t buy a coop or chicken house that’s going to be too cramped for you to get access to at short notice.
Is a Small Chicken Coop Enough?
It’s sometimes hard to know how big your chicken house or chicken coop should be. Therefore, be prepared to read up on a few expert reviews. Or, why not reach out to your Cocoon Chicken Coops? We will soon advise you on what you can expect from the perfect design, and whether or not it’s likely to fit your needs.
Design Matters, Too
Of course, there are plenty of priority aspects you need to consider when buying a chicken coop, however, many people don’t tend to rate the look of a coop too high up on their priorities. This can be a shame – as there are some great-looking chicken houses out there. If your yard, garden, or farm has a certain look to it, be sure to go bespoke when it comes to an eye-catching chicken coop.
Whether you’re buying a large chicken coop or otherwise, you must look for a house of coop system which is going to protect your flock for years to come. Invest in fencing and security which is fox-proof – as no matter where you are you can be sure there is going to be a fox ready to cause some havoc.
Look for Ease of Setup
Finally – unless you are something of a DIY guru and love putting things together, it’s likely a good idea that you invest in a chicken coop that’s super-easy to put together. Otherwise, you may well end up scrabbling around with bits of wood, and security fencing, sticking out all over the place!
Whether you’d like to buy a walk-in chicken run or a modern, luxury coop, there are always a few things to consider. Take the above and see how you get on while shopping!
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you find the perfect coop for your chickens, please get in touch today! Give us a call on 0845 873 0253 or head over to our contact page for more information.