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Plans For Chicken Coop

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Plans For Chicken Coop For A Complete Novice.

Plans For Chicken Coops

If you’re frustrated by the lack of great plans for chicken coop building out there, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised in the detail and simple step by step instructions you’ll discover in my next recommendation; Chicken Diy Guides…

By following the simple plans for the chicken coop you choose, you’ll save $100′s on the cost of a ready made chicken coop.

You may not be aware, but a lot of ready made chicken coops are delivered to you in a ‘flat-pack’, so you have to have basic skills to assemble them anyway. So why not take advantage of these Plans for Chicken Coop, that only require the same basic skills of using a hammer and screwdriver and save yourself a load of your hard earned cash.

The Chicken Coop Plan guide was designed with simplicity and cost in mind giving you a step-by-step process to help you be successful in building a chicken coop.

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These Chicken Coop Plans Can Be Scaled To Suit You.

There are 4 different categories of chicken coop plans available, and all the dimensions can be scaled up or down to suit your backyard location. Here’s a brief overview of each category.

small chicken coop planSmall Chicken Coop, which is designed for 5 to 7 chickens and can be neatly tucked away in a shady corner of your garden, completely unobtrusive from your neighbours. This is an ideal chicken coop design if you’re just starting off with chicken keeping, or if you want to segregate some of your flock for breeding purposes etc.

chicken coop plans for midsize henhouseMedium Chicken Coop, which easily accommodates up to a dozen chickens, where they’ll all have  plenty of room for perching and egg laying in privacy. This clever design also prevents your henhouse taking up too much space in your garden, so if you’re looking to mix different breeds to make up your flock this design is superb for you. Although a run is not shown in the sketch to the right, full details of how to construct the run are supplied.

chicken barn coop plansLarge Chicken Coops, which can easily accommodate up to 24 chickens. Believe it or not, but there are many chicken keepers out there who only ever intended to keep 3 or 4 chickens. But once they realised the joy of keeping chooks and falling in love with the different types of breeds of chickens it wasn’t  long before their flocks grew. If you’re destined to be one of these chicken keepers, then you can rest assured you’ll have these chicken coop plans available for the future.

chicken tractor planPortable Chicken Coops, this design is one of my favourites, as I love to move the chooks around the lawn in their coop. What better way to keep the grass cut plus get free fertiliser on it as well!! The other advantage of having a movable chicken coop is to keep your girls protected in a harsh winter. It’s so simple to move your coop into a garage or outbuilding during extreme weather conditions.

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Any Problems With These Chicken Coop Plans?

Well I wouldn’t say there’s any problems with the plans, but I have noticed a little marketing trick which I’m not sure I’m supposed to tell you about, but here goes anyway.

The last time I was over at the site, to check out whether any new material had been added, I noticed that when I left the site a little ‘pop-up’ appeared when I closed the site in my browser. The little pop-up offered me a 25% discount on the already discounted price.

So my advice to you is to click my link below, read the full sales page and then if you want to purchase my recommendation, click the exit X and you should then be able to purchase the Chicken Coop Plans for a 25% discount.

If they have removed the pop-up, then you can simply click my link again and purchase at the normal price anyway. Our secret OK…

>>>>>CLICK HERE To Get Chicken Coops DIY Discount<<<<<

What Are Others Saying About These Coop Plans?

Well Mark A. from Norwich CT. says “Easy to follow with great illustrations. The ‘Board Cut List’ is a must for keeping costs down. Highly recommended for anyone looking to make a coop… ” Read More

and Ron G. from Zavalla Texas states “Building this for my wife was a success thanks to your step-by-step plans. I would not admit it to my wife but I really enjoyed building it…” Read More

No Risk To You Whatsoever…

Once again I want to remind you that the plans I recommend are not going to leave you high and dry. If for any reason whatsoever you’re not happy with the Chicken Coop Plans you receive, then you needn’t worry. You’ll have 60 days to review the plans and if they’re not to your liking then you will receive every last cent of your purchase price back – No questions asked.

So what have you got to lose, save yourself hundreds of dollars on the purchase price of a pre-built coop and grab your plans now by clicking the link below.

>>>>>CLICK HERE To Get Your Chicken Coop Plan Now<<<<<

Don’t forget to send me some photos of your creations…

When’s the best time to feed your chickens in your newly built coop?

Chicken Coop Kits, Easily Build Your Chicken Coop

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

 Chicken Coop Kits, With Simple Instructions

Chicken_coop_kitsAnother great resource to build your own chicken coop is from Chicken Coop Kits. The variety of chicken coops you can choose from is vast, there are over 100 designs that you can download.

Each design has very simple and straightforward instructions plus the advantage of instructional videos (more about the videos later)

Not only do you get the building instructions, you’ll also discover some excellent tips, for example you should allow at least 3 square feet per chicken, plus some extra room for the feeder and water drinker.

So if you’ve been searching for some plans that go from small portable chicken coops up to large chicken barns, you’ll find them at Chicken Coop Kits

>>>>>CLICK HERE to visit Chicken Coop Kits<<<<<

About The Author Of ‘Chicken Coop Kits’ Karl Caden..

Karl is known as the ‘Chicken Care Guy’ due to his love of chickens and his extensive experience of keeping pet chickens. He has built up a network of chicken farmers and chicken coop designers to come up with his Chicken Coop Kits. You’ll discover in Karl’s easy to follow instructions:

  • Where to locate your chicken coop.
  • Decide what breeds of chicken to choose for your location.
  • Where to get all the materials for your coop.
  • How to keep the henhouse secure from predators.
  • The best place to site the nest-boxes.
  • How to create easy access to the coop for cleaning etc.
  • And much, much more.

Chicken Coop Kits Videos

When you download your blueprints and instructions, you will also get assembly instructions for the coop you choose. Karl’s given me access to one of the videos which shows ‘How To Build Harriets House’ Click the play button to watch the video:

>>>>>CLICK HERE to visit Chicken Coop Kits<<<<<

Chicken Coop Kits Has Over 100 Designs…

Chicken Coop Kits Ramp PerchWhatever size coop you’re searching for Karl’s got it covered as he’ll give you over 100 different designs to choose from. So you can choose whats best for your chickens, from a small portable coop all the way up to a large hen house building.

All the designs are aimed at keeping your pet chickens happy and healthy, which will give you a higher egg yield per hen. You also don’t have to worry about where to place the perches and ramps, because full instructions are included.

Each of the designs comes with a complete ‘bill of materials’  and cutting list, therefore to turn your building project into an easy kit assembly, you can take the lists down to your local hardware store and they can cut everything to size for you. That will take out all the time needed for measuring and cutting and help you get your coop together in record time.

>>>>>CLICK HERE to visit Chicken Coop Kits<<<<<

Any Issues With Chicken Coop Kits?

Well, it’s down to personal choice and dependant on the climate where you live, you see some of Karl’s plans use plywood for the outer walls. Now plywood can put up with severe weather conditions, I know, but from a personal choice I’d prefer to have a bit more protection and maybe a more cosmetic look.

So it’s very easy to overcome my reservations by simply cladding the plywood with some tongue and groove or even shingles. But like I said it really is a personal choice, that can very easily be put right.

 What Are Others Saying About Chicken Coop Kits?

Karl’s had a huge number of great testimonials from satisfied customers, here’s what just a couple are saying:

Lori Johnson from QLD, Australia says:
“Hi Karl. Thanks for such detailed plans on how to build chicken coops. Your chicken house plans were very easy to follow and it took us only a short afternoon to put our coop together… Read More

or Andrew Maubo from FL, USA who says:
“I’m very pleased to have downloaded your chicken coop plans from your site and I am thrilled as to everything inside. I didn’t really know what to expect at first as there are other books out there with dull and useless information however my hen house has turned out great. Read More

You Also Get Some Great Chicken Keeping Guides.

Not only will you get over 100 designs and instructions plus videos, you also get same great instructional chikcen keeping resources, such as

  • The Chicken Care Book, which will teach you all you need to know on how to raise healthy, full feathered chickens at home, it’s basically an A – Z of chicken keeping.
  • Chickens In Hot & Cold Climates. During heat waves and cold climates hens will usually lay far fewer eggs, however that’s just the tip of the iceberg, discover what temperatures are safe for your chooks.
  • Chicken Resources Toolbox. Get a load of great links to chicken feed suppliers, poultry magazines, local laws and regulations, plus much more
  • A load of super bonuses – Read More…

And of course like all my recommendations you’ll get a complete 60 day no quibble guarantee that you’ll love these plans or you get your small investment back.

STOP PRESS…

Karl’s so certain you’ll want to get his plans he’s currently giving a 21 day trial period, where you can instantly download everything for just a small $4.97 processing fee. So after you’ve had a chance to review the plans and on the slimmest of chances they’re not for you, he’ll return your $4.97, so you’ve got nothing to lose in checking his great Chicken Coop Kits out.

>>>>>CLICK HERE To Grab Karl’s Great Offer<<<<<

If you do take up Karl’s offer, please leave a comment below, to let me know how you got on and I’d also love to see any photos of your handywork…

Old English Game Chickens OEG

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Old English Game Chickens, Probably The First Breed Developed In Britain.

Old English Game Background & Behaviour.

oeg old english game imageThe Old English Game (OEG) has its origins in Britain and has long been a popular fighting bird. The overall appearance of the OEG is of a well rounded muscular chicken. OEGs are small birds with a tightly feathered plumage. The head is small with a big, strong beak, single comb, small thin earlobes and wattles and large eyes.

Although fighting is now illegal in most countries, the males were dubbed to prevent injury during fights. Dubbing is the removal or trimming of the combs and wattles. Dubbing is still performed for some exhibition birds. (more…)

New Hampshire Chickens

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

New Hampshire Chickens Another Perfect Breed For The Beginner.

New Hampshire Chickens Background & Appearance.

new hampshire red chicken imageNew Hampshire chickens are a favorite in the US and are rapidly gaining popularity in the UK. The New Hampshire Red is derived from the Rhode Island Red chicken by selective breeding of certain characteristics, for instance; rapid full feathering, large brown egg laying and fast maturity. Only the rhodies blood line was used.

Although the large bird was developed in the New England region, the bantam variety was developed in the Netherlands. (more…)

Frizzle Chickens

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Frizzle Chickens With Their ‘Backcombed Feathers’

Frizzle Chickens Background & Appearance.

frizzle chicken pictureThe Frizzle is thought to have originated in Southern Asia around 300 years ago, but the history is a little sketchy as some Frizzles were documented to have neen kept in Europe in the 17th century.

This breed of chicken is generally regarded as an exhibition breed, the bantam variety being much more popular than the larger type. In fact the larger bird was virtually extinct, until a group of breeders set up an intensive program to promote them, they are still considered rare today. (more…)

Brahma Chickens

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Brahma Chickens Are A Very Large Chook, With Profuse Feathering.

Brahmas Background & Appearance.

brahma chicken pictureBrahma Chickens originated in the Brahmaputra region of India. They were imported to the UK & US in the mid 1800′s. Originally known as the  Brahma Poutras Chicken.

Brahma Chickens are quite majestic and are sometimes referred to as the King Of Chickens due to their large size, the cocks can weigh between 11 & 12 pounds. They seem even bigger as they have a profuse of feathers which extend down their legs and onto their feet. (more…)

Barnevelders Chickens

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Barnevelder Chickens A Good Tempered Chicken

Barnevelders Background & Appearance.

barnevelders chicken photoThis bird originated in the Netherlands and was imported to the UK & US in the early 1920′s. The birds are a dual purpose medium to heavy chicken and come in a range of colours.

Colours range from black, white, double laced, blue, brown and blue double laced.

 The most attractive and popular colour is the double laced, giving rise to dark hackle feathers that are tinged bottle green.

Both sexes posess a single comb and have prominent orange eyes and yellow legs. (more…)

Australorp Chickens | Australorps Breed Information

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Australorp Chickens Or Australorps Make Great Pets For Children.

Australorps Background & Appearance.

ausralorps chicken pictureAustralorp is a name that derives from Australian Black Orpington. It came about from some Australian stock birds imported into the UK being crossed with Black Orpingtons at around 1920. Therefore the Australorp can claim to have both Australian and British origins. (more…)

Andalusian Chickens

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Andalusian Chickens, A Soft Feathered Spanish Chicken

Andalusian Chickens Background & Appearance.

andalusian chicken pictureThis soft feathered bird originated in Andalucia, Spain and developed from black & white stock in the mid 19th century. They are classified as Mediterranean birds and are similar to other fowl in this range, having close soft feathers.

Fifty years ago the breed had become a rarity, but it seems to have regained it’s popularity and is now shown in many countries around the world. (more…)

Dominique Chickens Also Known As Dominicker

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Dominique Chickens Have A Very Hardy Constitution

Dominique Chickens Background & Appearance.

dominique chicken dominicker pilgrim fowl pictureThe Dominique (which is also referred to as the Dominicker or Pilgrim Fowl) was once the most common backyard chicken in America. It is also regarded as the oldest breed of chicken in America and probably descended from chickens brought in during the colonial era.

The main reasons for this chickens breed popularity was the chooks possess a very hardy constitution along with their heavy plumage giving them excellent protection during bad winters. This breed weighs in on average at 7lb at maturity.

The barred feathering also gives them excellent camouflage when foraging in shady areas, making them practically invisible from predators. (more…)

Sussex Chickens

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Sussex Chickens – A Very Popular Backyard Breed

Sussex Chickens History & Appearance

picture of sussex chickenSussex Chickens were developed from the Speckled Barn hen as far back as when the Romans invaded Britain in AD43. Originally they were a dark bird but later interbreeding with Cochin stock led to the Light Sussex which in turn increased the egg laying numbers.

Nowadays there are several colours which include brown, red, white, silver, speckled, buff and cuckoo.

The Sussex has a single comb and red ear lobes, the legs are white and they possess a solid rectangular shape body with the tail sticking out at 45 degrees. All in all the Sussex Chicken is a typical farmyard bird and will grace any backyard. (more…)

Maran Chickens Breed Information

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Maran Chickens, Great Backyard Hens

Maran Chickens Appearance And Background

Marans ChickensOften called Cuckoo Marans because of their colouring, however fowl of this breed are found in many colours including black, white, wheaten, golden, silver cuckoo and brassy black.

They have a medium sized single comb, beware of some strains that have been bred purely for eggs as this could result in oddly shaped combs and incorrect leg colour, which should be white.

(more…)

Rhode Island Red Chickens

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Great Egg Layers?

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Appearance & Background.

Rhode Island Red Chicken

Rhode Island Red Chickens or simply Rhode Island Chickens as they are known in their native U.S.A. have rust coloured feathers, but in some countries there is a white variety. In the red strain the comb can either be the more commonly seen single or it can be a rose comb. The rose comb is considered more correct in the white strain. (more…)