Clance McDonald on August 30th, 2009

In building a chicken coop, there are several things that folk don’t take under consideration, and they are generally things that will finish up injuring their chickens in the long run. Agree with it or not, there’s much more to creating a chicken coop than just building it and inserting your chickens, so let’s look at the potential hazards in your chicken coop plans!

Low Ceiling : you will not think about this, but chickens are birds, and simply because they don’t fly well, does not imply they do not give it their best shot. Consequently, if you’ve a low ceiling, the chickens are probably going to harm themselves when they try and fly in the coop. If it is strangely low, there’s a chance the chicken will manage to break its neck. This actually isn’t something you would like to see when you come out to feed your chickens in the morning, so remember, if you’ve got to duck while basically walking around in your coop, the ceiling is too low, that’s something to consider in your Chicken Coop Plans.

Exposed Wires : Chickens need lighting fourteen hours per day to lay correctly, and for you need a heat lamp in your Chicken Coop Designs. This doesn’t mean you need to run an extension twine across your ceiling and let it sag. When you install the heat lamp, ensure that you either wire it into the ceiling, or at least fasten the core soundly to the ceiling so that your chickens don’t start running into the hanging wire. This may also bring about a problem for you when you are going in and out of the coop, so ensure you do it the right way!

Poisons : You may necessarily have some rodents rambling your coop, and while they can get exasperating, you mustn’t set out poisons, and this is for 2 reasons.

One reason is that your chickens will eat the poison and you may find them dead the following morning. There’s one other reason, and that’s even if you are smart, and put the poison out of the reach of your loved birds, the rodent that eats the poison won’t always be that far away. In truth, your chickens will probably attempt to attack declared rodent, and likely soak up the poison that way, ending with the same result.

Bad Fence Design : if you do not design your fence correctly, your chickens will finish up dead one way or another. Ensure that you build the fence from chicken wire, or run some plastic chicken wire around the base of the fence so the chickens don’t poke their head thru it and finish up getting hurt when a predator is near.

Poor Lighting : Some folks forget that chickens do need light, and have a tendency to leave the poor birds in the dark all day. This is not just negative to their health ; it also meddles with their laying habits. Ensure that you add in decent lighting when you are doing your chicken shack Designs, or you could meet with catastrophic results.

Those are a few of the major flaws in Chicken Coop Plans, and hopefully by reading this article, you’ve learned to avoid them altogether, and your chickens will live a long and productive life.

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Clance McDonald on August 5th, 2009

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  • Easy Step-by-Step Instructions So That Anyone Can Easily Follow
  • Raised From Ground Level So The Chickens Would Be Safe From Predators and Cold Damp Soil
  • Make Egg Collection and Cleaning Easy So Everyday Tasks Would Not Be Back-Breaking
  • Attractive Appearance So You Will Not Offend Neighbors
  • Clever Design and Simple Construction So Techniques Are Not Complex
  • Plans Can Be Scaled So You Can Accommodate More Hens If So Desired
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Clance McDonald on July 16th, 2009

Bill Beene has released a chicken coop plans video so here it is.  It is a bit rough and Bill is aware of that and he intends to make improvements on the next videos.  He tells me he has 25 more videos to come so if you think they are worth watching let me know in the comments and I’ll contiune to post them as I receive them.

This video gives you tips on what you really need to think about when preparing to build a chicken coop.  Some of the tips are common sense but there are some things that you just might not have thought about.

If you like Bill’s work then head over to his site and pick up some of his chicken coop plans.  They are the pick of the bunch in my opinion.

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Clance McDonald on December 28th, 2008

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I have recently changed the site layout of the Chicken Coop Plans blog.  I am going to be writing a lot more articles in the weeks to come and will be writing many more chicken coop plans reviews.  I have not had a whole lot of time over the past few months but my circumstances have changed and I will now have a lot more free time to dedicate to this website. Please let me know what you think of the new site design.  I think it looks a bit cleaner.  If you have an opinion, hit me up in the comments below.  You can even leave a video message right on any blog post with just a couple of clicks if you have a webcam!

Another thing I would like to do is post articles written my my readers.  I know you guys have built chicken coops and have been raising chickens for years and many of you have more experience than me.  I’d love for you to share some tips and advice for our readers that are new to keeping chickens or are looking to get started.  If you would like to write an article to post here, please email me at You will be given full credit for the article and you will be helping out your fellow readers.

If you have anything you want me to write about in the future or have any chicken coop plans you have seen that you want a review on then please let me know by commenting below or fling me an email.  I'll make sure I answer it within a day or two.

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Clance McDonald on December 7th, 2008

2 Catawba ConvertiCoop Chicken Plans 3D TourWith the purchase of the Brougham plans from, I’m going to throw in an additional piece of info FREE OF CHARGE. I’m going to GIVE you the 3D file that I used to create the illustrations in the book. Of course, without a program to view the file, it’s worthless. That’s why I’m going to include Sketchup Viewer as well in your packet. In Sketchup Viewer, you can review all the steps required to built a Brougham coop just by clicking on the tabs at the top of the screen. You can also fly around the coop and zoom in on parts that you really want to see… all in Real Time on your computer.

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