So you’re in the market for a new chicken habitat, huh? Convinced to join in on the party, and start keeping some fun-sized chickens of your own? Now, it’s time to start planning the most important part: your Bantam Chickens’ habitat.
What are my options for a new Chicken Habitat?
There are a wide variety of options to fit any budget or building skill, from pre-assembled coops, to a package of parts, or even building off of blueprints that are tried and true, and readily available from experienced Bantam Chicken owners. Building your own chicken house and run is easier than you think, and can be an educational and fun experience – but it does require some preparation and patience. In this article, the options of both will be outlined so that you can decide which is the best route for you and your family.
Should I buy a pre-made chicken habitat?
If you don’t consider yourself handy, or if you’d simply like to get your flock started as quickly as you can, you’re likely to consider a pre-built Chicken Coop as your first option. Manufactured coops are usually small, and can be a great option for keeping Bantam Chickens in an urban backyard.
These will save you time, but the biggest disadvantage to this option is what you pay vs. what you get. There is a big investment for the coop itself, as well as the sizable shipping cost that comes with such a large package!
Due to their space-saving design, these rarely have a large enough run to fit much grass for flocks to forage from. Unless you’re prepared to set your Chickens loose for supervised free-ranging time, a Pre-built Coop may not be a good option for more than 3 birds. Instead, you should consider looking into Chicken Coop building Blueprints.
DIY Chicken Coops
Many chicken enthusiasts agree that building their own coop is the best option, and I agree. There’s lots of rewards that make it well worth your time. There’s far more pride in having made it yourself, and so many exciting and unique ways you can add a personal touch to your coop. There are also limitless options for the size and design of your coop.
Homemade coops are usually far more durable and long-lasting than any manufactured coop. Instead of placing your trust in the quality that mass production can give you, you have full control over the care put into your chicken habitat.
This saves you money, and it makes for a fun project that, with the right tools and enough planning, can be completed in just one afternoon!
Even if you don’t consider yourself a great “woodworker”, there are simple plans available at little to no cost at all. AboutBantamChickens.com is proud to be affiliated with BuildingAChickenCoop.com, a powerful resource for DIY chicken coop plans. If you’re interested in purchasing some simple plans for your next flock, Click Here!