In this video, you can see some of the basic things that need to be incorporated into any chicken coop plan: a place to roost, nesting boxes, water, food, a way to get in and out of the roost area, a run that keeps the chickens safe from potential predators. And there’s a lot more besides in this particular palatial chicken house! Lighting, heating – the lot!
Okay, so now that we’ve seen the chicken “dream home”, let’s look at something a little more modest and achievable.
If you take a look at this different style of backyard chicken coop, you will see the same elements: an area for roosting, nesting, scratching around and a fenced run to keep them safe.