The Making of an Underground Homestead Chicken Coop

This delightful tour through pictures of the making of an underground homestead chicken coop is just simply genius. It helps keep chickens warm using the soil as an insulator, reduces windchill and reduces predator access.

This tutorial describes how to make an underground chicken coop. Placing your chicken coop underground will keep the chickens cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This won’t just keep your chickens happier, it will also save you money by decreasing the amount of energy you’ll need to spend to keep your chickens safe and content.

Of course, the hardest part of this project is that you have to dig a hole. While you can dig yours whatever depth or size you want, this tutorial suggests a ten by twelve foot hole that goes about four feet deep. Of course, if you have more chickens or experience more extreme weather where you live, you might want to consider revising this.

Once you get the hole done, the rest of the job will be a bit easier. The guide will take you through how to build wooden supports, a floor, and framing for the coop. Then it will teach you how to put on the doors and roof, plus how to insulate the coop using leaves across the top.

Placing your chicken coop underground will keep the chickens cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This won’t just keep your chickens happier, it will also save you money by decreasing the amount of energy you’ll need to spend to keep your chickens safe and content.

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The Making of an Underground Homestead Chicken Coop

The Making of an Underground Homestead Chicken Coop

And, once you’ve had them for a while, you probably also realize that you can grow quite attached to them and you’ll do anything to make their lives more comfortable. If this sounds like you, then this tutorial offers you a way to make your chickens comfortable and safe.

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