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Backyard chickens are a lot different than you might think. Its hard to really love those birds, I am going to be honest. When you watch them peck each other or when you see them mangle other living things you get a sense that you are dealing with something that is truly not mammalian. It is that realization that sort of separates them from you and other pets. Chickens are ruthless, to be frank. If they were about 3x the size of what they are they would be a real problem for humans. Instead, they are our little egg factories.
Despite all that voracity, they still taste good and everything wants to eat them. Therefore, its your duty to keep them safe and the best way is a reliable coop. This article takes a look at a low budget, lightweight coop that you might be interested in.