If you want to learn how to build a chicken coop, it is not as difficult as you might have imagined. In fact, building one is actually quite cost-effective and easy if you opt to use Makita tools. If you want chicken eggs all year long, and you want to raise your own chickens, then there is nothing better than to build your own chicken coop.
To build a basic coop or square shaped chicken coop, all you will need is:
– Chicken wire– Deck screws– Five-gallon bucket– Hay– Large tarp– Plywood– Two by four lumber
How to build a chicken coop in the backyard using Makita tools
1. Firstly, the area in your backyard where you will be building will have to be planned. Make sure the ground will not flood if it rains and is level.
2. Depending on the length and width that you want the chicken coop to have, place the plywood panels accordingly to make the floor. If you want to build a permanent coop, and you will never move it, then this method is perfectly suitable. Always build your coop depending on the number of chickens you have. Place two by four lumbers around the edges of the floor and screw the lumber using a Makita high performance screwdriver, to form a frame.
3. Next you will have to screw two by four lumbers all around the coop to form the wall frame. You will be using chicken wire to build most of the coop so you do not need to frame out the roof.
4. The chicken wire will have to be stapled all the way from the floorboards to the roof using Makita tools like the Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Crown Stapler. Since you are building a permanent coop, you will have to bury one foot of the chicken wire into the ground by digging a twelve-inch trench. This way, burrowing predators like cats, foxes, rabbits, rats and other animals will not be able to enter the coop and feed on your chickens.
5. The chicken wire will have to be wrapped and overlapped over the roof so that the outside walls are slightly overlapped by it. To give your chickens a little shade from the scorching sunlight during the day, you will have to place a large tarp over half the roof by tying it to the chicken wire.
6. You can use the remaining plywood to build a simple open-front nesting box with a fifteen-inch width and layer it with hay. The eggs won’t break because of the hay. The nesting box can be screwed to the wall frame using a Makita screwdriver, two feet off the ground.
7. To give your chickens a place to roost, two by four lumbers can be attached from wall to wall across the coop, two feet off of the ground.
8. Do not forget to drill one-inch holes around a 5-gallon bucket, a half-inch up from the bottom, using Makita tools like a Makita drill, so you can feed your chickens constantly. Use a large base, such as a clay plant base, so that the bucket can be placed on top and fill the feed into it. The same method can be repeated for the watering bucket, but two holes are more than enough. The buckets should be within reach of the chicken at all times.
Since you wanted to learn how to build a chicken coop, if you follow the mentioned steps and acquire the required Makita tools from Get Tools Direct, you will end up building a simple coop for your chickens in no time.