Your Backyard Chicken Keeping Toolkit
Most people probably prefer a static chicken coop but there are times where a portable chicken coop is necessary. For example, you may need to move the coop to different parts of your property throughout the year or if you transport your chickens often then a portable chicken coop may be necessary and convenient. Fortunately, there are plenty of pre-built portable chicken coops or the designs to help you build one.
As with a static chicken coop, you’ll want to make sure your portable coop allows the chickens to move about freely as well as have plenty of ventilation and easy access to food and water. If you plan to move your chicken coop often, be sure it’s built on a strong axel and can move without too much trouble. Moving a chicken coop to different parts of the yard should allow easy access for the chickens to exit and enter the coop.
Depending on the size of the mobile coop, you may consider one that you can tow at slow speeds. Towing is ideal as it’s less effort than trying to push a structure around. You don’t want to alarm or upset the birds so transporting the coop as smoothly as possible is the goal.
One of the more popular techniques people are using to build a mobile coop is to find a set of high quality blueprints. There are many websites onlne these days that offer a range of chicken coop designs so it’s a good idea to do a little searching online. If you’re not confident building it yourself from a blueprint, you can seek out pre-built portable chicken coops to make your life easier.