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If your wish is to keep chickens you should know that you will not actually need special housing designed for them. If they are kept safe from the elements and also from predators, then that will be enough to keep chickens safely in the back yard, depending on your choice. Thus, you will need to build cheap chicken coops and depending on the type you want to build, it can be completed in just a few hours and at a very low cost.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

1. You can opt for building a stationary chicken coop and this will mainly depend on the number of chickens you want to raise and whether your chickens will be allowed to free range. Regardless of the type you will build, it's important that your chickens always remain healthy. That is why it's recommended to allow for about four sq. ft. of space per chick and at least 1 nesting box per 4 hens. In terms of perches, they need to be installed eighteen inches from the ground. Also, be sure your coop is properly sealed so it will protect against predators and bad weather.

2. Build your coop with egg collecting, cleaning and maintenance in mind. If using straw bales of hay, it's vital that you wrap the whole structure with snow fencing or chicken wire to ensure it will hold off predators. The roof needs to be secured to the ground directly for better resistance against predators and storms.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

3. The easier way to design a stationary coop is to use an existing stationary structure. Thus, all you will need are a ramp for chickens to enter and exit the coop, perches and boxes. Moreover, if the flock is going to be completely free range, the coop should feature caged runs attached, so the chickens can access sunshine and fresh air easily. You should make up your mind of whether the pen should feature a wire top to prevent owls and hawks from attacking the chickens; also the type of locking mechanism and gate that will be used.

4. Lights are a vital element in the construction process of a chicken coop, as chickens will go to sleep as it gets dark and will wake up at sunrise. Because of this you will need to make sure you build windows to your coop which will allow a lot of light to come inside. Another use of the windows is that they will improve air circulation inside the coop and thus the chicken can breathe clean, fresh air. If you don't provide enough light to your chickens you should expect them to lay eggs during weird hours and less frequently.

5. Last but not least, you will need to pay attention to climate and land. That is why you need to make sure that the ground below is hard, so it won't cause any trouble in the long run due to the weight of the coop.

As you can see, if you want to start building chicken coops you will need to follow these tips. They will help you with building your coop fast and at a low cost!

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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