I really enjoyed this blog post by Dan Cohen and decided to re-post it on my blog. In the article, he reveals how he got started, and a few tips you need to know. I’m only able to re-post some of the article here, but you can read the full article at the link below.
When Dan Cohen’s wife asked him to build a chicken coop five years ago, she wanted one for convenience’s sake. She was sick of driving the five miles to her son’s house whenever she wanted fresh eggs; she had decided it was high time to get her own chickens.
It took a few days for Cohen to build the coop, but when he finished, his wife was pleased. She even told him that he should consider selling the wood structures for a bit of extra money. He laughed the idea off at first.
“I did a lot of fancy stuff where I wasn’t going to lower myself and build chicken coops,” Cohen says.
After a few months, however, he finally gave in to his wife’s suggestion and put a picture of his coop on Craigslist. The next day, he had 20 emails asking about it.
“That’s when I said ‘oh my goodness, there’s something here,’” he says.
His business quickly escalated; Cohen built 100 chicken coops his first year which ballooned into 1,500 four and a half years later.