The backyard chicken coop has become the symbol of the modern homesteader. There is something special about adding that coop to your garden farm and collecting healthy backyard eggs. But there are 5 mistakes with the backyard chicken coop I see repeated often, even though they are easy to remedy. So I decided it was time to write about the 5 biggest backyard chicken coop mistakes I see over and over; and how to fix them!
COOPS BUILD THEM BIGGER
If there is one thing I can say about coops and runs, they are never big enough. I know most people think they are going to free range their chickens but the first time they destroy your garden, you may rethink that really quick. I have also found that chickens are a lot healthier when they have more space. This includes space to roost comfortably in their coop and plenty of space to enjoy the day in their yard. Birds kept in too small of a space are going to spread disease faster, if you have any and may hurt one another if they are too cramped.