If you are considering keeping some chickens to lay fresh eggs then you are best starting off with a small flock of between 2 and 4. Then as you gain in confidence you can increase the size of your flock as you feel able to. When it comes to keeping so few chickens you would be better of purchasing a portable chicken coop.
Although there are plenty of chicken coops that you can purchase which are portable, it may prove a lot less expensive to build your own. It also provides you with the opportunity to allow your family to get more involved in this new project.
There are certain benefits to be gained from also installing a portable chicken coop in one’s garden. Below we take a look at why chicken coops:
1. It means that the chickens won’t damage the look of your garden as they won’t spend all their time tearing up the area in which they are situated to find tasty morsels to eat.
2. If you want to provide ample protection for your chickens at night from unknown predators including the neighbour’s dog or cat you can move the coop indoors. So you can place them inside a garage or shed at night.
3. Cleaning up after the chickens is very easy to do as once you have moved the portable chicken coop to a new part of the garden. The area of the garden where they were previously can be cleaned in a matter of minutes without having to worry about the chickens getting under your feet as you do the work.
4. Finally because they are a temporary structure and if you find that you are not enjoying keeping chickens then getting rid of a portable chicken coop will prove a lot easier. But in many cases owners of such coops tend to upgrade to a more permanent structure in the future.