With more people spending time at home during lockdown, it’s not surprising that animal-lovers are looking for a weekend DIY project.
If you’re looking to build a chicken coop like Meghan and Harry’s, here are five top tips to keep in mind:
1. Look at pre-made plans
While starting from scratch may sound appealing, a ready-made chicken coop plan might save you some time.
Home decor site The Spruce recommends looking in a book or online for a plan that has detailed steps.
If you don’t find one you like, you may be able to build on an existing plan.
2. Size it properly
Like all animals, chickens are happier when they have more space to roost and walk around.
If you’re planning to have an outdoor run, The Spruce recommends having two to three square metres of space per chicken in the coop and four square feet in the run.