Should I build a chicken coop or make one?

I am getting Silkie chicks and I want the coop to be ready before there ready to go in the coop.

Yea right build or make one is Right the same thing either way you will need to do either since the birds will need before you even get them !! Where do you plan on keeping them till the coop is done in your home or garage a shed a barn ???You will need a safe place for the birds from day 1, from jump street, asap!!
If you have a coop you can raise the birds inside this coop till they are ready to be let out in the yard this coop is in this helps the birds know the coop is there home where food comes from water source and the birds will return to the coop at night for the protection they need from other critters making them their dinner later in the night.
While the birds are peeps if you get peeps the best place to keep them is in a coop till at least4-5 months for size and for birds to know this is the home base for them plus it helps to not loose any during the day or night if have chicken wire fence for fencing.Not much can get in and birds cant get out have a latch door to keep closed at night. and to keep birds safe have a roost in the coop for birds to sit on and a small container of water as well Chickens are so neat to watch grow from a peep to a fullgrownn roo or hen have done so now for awhile and enjoy it every time. You will too. good luck with the new coop,.

3 comments to Should I build a chicken coop or make one?

  • COUNTRY--GIRL

    Yea right build or make one is Right the same thing either way you will need to do either since the birds will need before you even get them !! Where do you plan on keeping them till the coop is done in your home or garage a shed a barn ???You will need a safe place for the birds from day 1, from jump street, asap!!
    If you have a coop you can raise the birds inside this coop till they are ready to be let out in the yard this coop is in this helps the birds know the coop is there home where food comes from water source and the birds will return to the coop at night for the protection they need from other critters making them their dinner later in the night.
    While the birds are peeps if you get peeps the best place to keep them is in a coop till at least4-5 months for size and for birds to know this is the home base for them plus it helps to not loose any during the day or night if have chicken wire fence for fencing.Not much can get in and birds cant get out have a latch door to keep closed at night. and to keep birds safe have a roost in the coop for birds to sit on and a small container of water as well Chickens are so neat to watch grow from a peep to a fullgrownn roo or hen have done so now for awhile and enjoy it every time. You will too. good luck with the new coop,.
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  • Cuddles

    Hey Adam! Building and making a coop is the same thing.

    You have to have the coop ready before you get the chicks because they need somewhere to live.
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  • minna_k04

    To the person who said you should build the coop b/f you get the chicks b/c they need a place to live, obviously you have no chickens. They will spend the first 6-9 weeks of their lives in a brooder.
    If the question is should you build or buy? That is up to you. I prefer to build my own, so they are like I want them, but you can buy them for about the same price unless you find scrap materials. Building materials are high right now. How many chicks are you getting? That makes a difference in what you need. Head over to backyardchickens.com and have a look at their coop design page, and then check out the message board, there is a whole section on building coops.
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    I have 3 coops, full of chickens.