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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Chicken Barn?

Agricultural Construction | September 23, 2021

Agricultural operations utilize a variety of purpose-built facilities to produce food products ranging from poultry and beef to dairy and eggs. For operations that produce eggs, a chicken barn is a vital facility. Also known as poultry barns, these facilities can be divided into different types based on their layout, size, and equipment. As leading providers of agricultural building solutions, the team at Twin Maple Construction knows how vital a chicken barn can be for agricultural operations. Understanding how much it costs to build a chicken barn is important for building a budget and determining what is right for your needs. That is why our team has provided some information on the key factors that affect the cost of chicken barns.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Chicken Barns

The following factors have a significant impact on the final price of a chicken barn:

The Size of the Barn

Though it is obvious to some, it should be noted that larger facilities will typically cost more than smaller barns. Larger facilities will require more materials, additional construction labour, and additional land preparation. Each of these factors will add to the total price of the chicken barn, resulting in a more expensive final product. When budgeting for the construction of your chicken barn, be sure to consider how much space you need compared to how much space you want. This will help you determine the perfect size for your current needs while allowing for room for potential growth.

The Type of Barn

Chicken barns can be divided into several different types including broiler, broiler-breeder, free-range, organic, pullet, specialty, and commercial layer. Though each type of chicken barn is used for similar purposes, certain types are typically more expensive than others. For example, a commercial layer barn will typically cost more than a pullet barn due to the additional equipment, materials, and required space.

The Materials Used

Will your barn be built with a steel frame or wooden poles as the foundation? This is just one of the questions you will need to answer when discussing the materials used during construction. While the price of materials will frequently fluctuate based on supply and market trends, certain materials will always be more expensive than others. In addition to the initial cost of the materials, it is important to consider future maintenance costs. For example, steel frame barns have a higher initial cost but often require less maintenance and repairs than wooden pole barns over time.

To learn more about our agricultural construction solutions or to inquire about your chicken barn project, get in touch with the team at Twin Maple Construction. We can be reached at 604-854-6790 or through our online contact form and will be happy to answer your questions.