There are so many great benefits that can come from homesteading. Besides learning how to be more of a survivalist and developing a greater sense of self-sufficiency, one can create a lifestyle of their own and ultimately better the lives of themselves and their families. While homesteading isn’t for everyone, understanding the benefits and skills that can be learned from homesteading can really make for an even more knowledgeable survivalist.
Some people might choose to raise cows or goats for their milk and meat. While others might go for an orchard filled with fruit trees and growing their own vegetables. One great benefit from these practices is knowing exactly what you’re eating. You know that your harvest isn’t processed with harmful chemicals and byproducts. Relying on your own efforts to produce your food serves to make you healthier and much more self-reliant.
Another route to take with homesteading is considering having your own chicken coop. The great benefit from having a coop filled with chickens is ample supply of meat and eggs. Chicken coops can either be made by hand or bought in-store, and building your own might be the most cost-effective route to take. So, if you’re one for handy-work and building then this will be one of the easier projects to take on. Having a chicken coop does require some patience, time, and energy, but if you have all three of those components then you are set!
The following article gives us the 7 greatest tips you’ll need for your chicken coop:
1-You can either build your own chicken coop from scratch or purchase them in a pre made kit from an online source. Some farming supply companies near you may even have them already put together for you.
2-You can construct a portable chicken coop or a permanent one. You might want a moveable small one to use in case you have to bug out and set up camp somewhere, and a permanent structure for a homesteading situation.
3-Some of the chicken coops may also be used as rabbit hutches, if you plan to raise both rabbits and chickens for food sources. But make sure you keep them separate, even if they’re adjacent to one another.
4-Be sure sure that your chickens are well guarded. How would you feel getting up one day to find out that a predator has gotten into your chicken coop and had eaten all of your chickens.
5-Consider building your chicken coop slightly elevated off the ground and slanted to protect your chickens from snakes and other predators. Panel some of the walls so that they can gain access to your chickens.
6-You may want to allow your chickens the freedom to roam on the flat land. You can do this and use solar powered electric charges on the fence to deter predators from trying to attack. A fake owl can also serve as a sort of scarecrow to keep hawks away.
7-You can get or build a chicken coop with more than one level. It should have a roosting bar and a nesting box inside. Try to make cleaning a cinch – preferably with a removable pan that you can take out, spray, and put back in.
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Having a chicken coop on your property can benefit your family in a variety of ways. And, getting the family to join in on maintaining the coop can really make a difference. Also, being able to utilize technology and solar powered electric charges to keep predators away is the dream when it comes to homesteaders. This will keep your chickens safe and free from harm or disease from outside animals. Also, considering building a multi-level coop can increase your chicken count and keep your chickens comfortable during their nesting periods.
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