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Raising chickens is a great way to provide healthy, organic nourishment for your household sustainably. It also comes with the added benefit of companionship since chickens make excellent pets. A good chicken coop is essential to making sure your fowl friends stay healthy and safe from predators and harsh weather. Fortunately, building one at home is much easier than you think. Whether you're a rural resident or a city dweller, there's a DIY chicken coop plan to suit your needs.

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1. Planning your hen haven

Every DIY chicken coop needs access to sunlight, and clean space for your chickens to enjoy the fresh air. Free-range birds need 2 square feet of space in the coop. If they are confined full time, they'll require 8 to 10 square feet. An enclosed run should allow 3 to 6 square feet of room for each bird to exercise. Hens will lay eggs in the privacy of individual nesting boxes, and a convenient access door makes collecting them a breeze. First-time chicken farmers should start with two or three hens, but a large enough henhouse allows room for expanding your flock.

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