What Does a Good Coop Look Like?

starter coop designs

If you find yourself thinking of becoming a chicken tender, one of your first questions is likely, “what about a coop?”

Friends, I would like to ask you some things to consider as a starting point: How much space do you have to dedicate to your coop? How many bird friends do you plan on starting with? Do you want to build it yourself or do you want a pre-built?

I have seen some great owner-built backyard coops! Often (ok, almost always) coops start small and get additions over time as the flock grows. You can, of course, go with a pre-built. There are amazing coops on the market!

You’ll need a good run and house for your backyard besties. After all, there needs to be ample room for your flock to move and groove.

Make sure your coop has good ventilation, 3-4 square feet of space per chicken (that’s for a standard size breed), and protection from predators and the elements. A build plan ahead of construction or purchase, can address all the details you might need to work through.

Whatever style of coop you decide on, love makes a house a home. And that’s as true for your flock, as it is for you.

Cheers to your successful coop!

Rachel Hutchins
Rachel Hutchins
The Chicken Bawks Copyeditor. Believer. Seeker. Mom. Wife. New Grandma! Crazy Kansas City Chiefs Fan. And of course, Chicken Tender.

April 24, 2023

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