The trend today in food is to create your own environment where you can provide for some of your food needs, and chicken is a basic staple in the dinner table. If you are planning to start your own chicken coop, you are right on track. You will be taking care of two food item items you use regularly in the kitchen - chicken and eggs. Or, you could choose one. Chicken bred for eggs are called layers, while those you plan to use as meat source are called fryers.
If you don’t want to build your chicken coop, there are ways to find cheap chicken coops without going over the budget of creating one from scratch. The main difference would be having to settle for what is available and not being able to customize your chicken coop.
The first place you should to find a cheap chicken coop would be your local hardware store. There may be limited choices, but you get to walk and buy one right away. Thus, you can get started on your chicken coop project immediately.
If you don’t find anything to your taste, then you will need to work your computer and find online sources. Expect the process to take minimum of 2 days to a maximum of a week before you get your goods delivered.
You will be able to find a chicken coop for as low as $10 but this would be the very basic, no frills, four walls and a roof kind of chicken coop. The most expensive for a ready to assemble chicken coop would be around $595.
What you need to consider when buying a chicken coop would be weather, temperature, materials used, and air circulation. You should also have easy access and the basic feed containers, 4 walls, windows, screen, and roof.