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How To Build A Chicken Coop & Raise Chickens At Home
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How To Build A Chicken Coop & Raise Chickens At Home

If you’re looking for a DIY project that is not only great for your garden but also provides you with fresh food, you should consider building a chicken coop at home. The best part is there are plenty of easy ways to build a chicken coop in your backyard.

As the experts in all things chicken coop and poultry related, these are our top tips for building your very own chicken coop at home. 

How to build a chicken coop

Before you get started building your chicken coop, there are a few questions you should ask yourself, such as:

  • How to build a door for a chicken coop?
  • What is the best wood to build a chicken coop with?
  • What is the cost to build your own chicken coop?
  • How to build an insulated chicken coop for cold nights?

At McCallum Made, we believe the most practical and safe chicken coops are those that have been made using quality materials. So start by choosing a good wood like redwood or pine, then work on building out a frame and door with secure hinges.

When it comes to insulation, the best options for keeping your flock warm at night are cardboard, styrofoam and straw. Use these to line the inside of your coop. It’s also important to use good quality fencing like a poultry electric fence or welded mesh to protect your flock from predators. 

Chicken coop building ideas 

If you’re wondering what kind of chicken coop to build, there are plenty of different options. These are some of the most common ideas:

Once you’ve settled on an idea, there are plenty of DIY plans and guides available online that will show you how to build a chicken coop step-by-step with pictures.

Find the right chicken coop for your home at McCallum Made

If you’re looking for easy ways to build a chicken coop or if you’d like to invest in a pre-built chicken coop, McCallum Made can help. Since 2003, we have been assisting customers in creating the best chicken coop setups for their backyards. Our popular chicken tractors come in a range of sizes and designs suitable for various uses. Alternatively, if you’re keen to strap on the tool belt, we stock plenty of chicken accessories, electric net fencing for chickens, hutches, replacement parts, nesting boxes and more. For those weighing up what it will cost to build your own chicken coop compared to buying a pre-built structure, our team of experts can assist with advice and tips. 

To get in touch with someone from McCallum Made to discuss how to build a chicken coop or learn more about our products, call on 0425 751794 or send us an email today.

If your flock is too big maybe an electric netting is more suitable for you we have ready made electric net kits or you may contact us to discuss your requirements.

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