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Chicken coop better to buy or to self-build
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IS THE CHICKEN COOP BETTER TO BUY OR TO SELF-BUILD?
Hens do not need a chicken coop and can also live comfortably in a tree.
The chicken coop is primarily for the farmer, whether hobbyist or professional, to better organise his work (egg collection, feed distribution, etc.) and to protect the hens from predators.
If we are able to work with different materials (wood, bricks, etc.) and know the needs of the hens (perch characteristics, nest size, ventilation, etc.) it is possible to make a good self-built hen house. Alternatively, it is better to buy it.
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