Why a chicken coop?

A chicken coop is a protective indoor space that allows poultry to rest without being disturbed by the weather and predators, and also provides them with a safe space to lay eggs if egg production is the primary reason for keeping them. The safest and safest place for your chickens will always be a chicken coop. Most chicken owners build the legs of the chicken coop with pressure-treated wood (and the rest of the chicken coop with unfinished wood). This also applies to new shrubs or plants, to prevent your cheeky chickens from digging and scratching around them before they can catch on.

As we mentioned before, chicken wire simply doesn't cut it; the holes are too large to keep most terrestrial predators away. From getting the best chicken coop to finding the most comfortable hangers, creating the best home for your flock is a daunting task with so many options. However, you should make sure that your chicken coop is high enough to allow your chickens to move as they please. It's also a good idea to add a couple of “sand-filled dust boxes”, as chickens are often cleaned with “dust baths” and this will help them stay clean and free of mites.

Even if they are intended to be raised in freedom, there are sometimes reasons to keep chickens in a safe farmyard area (for example, due to extreme weather conditions or maybe you are going out at night and will not be able to lock them up until some time after they have gone to sleep, etc.) decided that it is time to reduce your herd's food bill, or that your chickens need a change in their diet, preparing your own chicken feed is a wonderful way to start. Before you begin, consult with your city or other local authorities about restrictions on chicken coops and, when choosing or designing a chicken coop, keep these key features in mind to ensure it meets all of your chickens' needs. Unfortunately, whether in the field or in a more suburban area, chickens are prone to a variety of predators, however, a safe chicken coop will help prevent your flock from falling prey. For example, if you don't have a lot of floor space but want to have chickens, you can build upwards.

If the open field isn't an option for you, a spacious chicken coop will provide your daughters with the space they need to exercise and enjoy fresh air and sunlight (vitamin D is essential for chickens' health). An ideal chicken coop will be made of weather-resistant wood or pine, and equipped with a tight galvanized wire mesh fixed to the sides. Some of the biggest threats to backyard chickens include raccoons, coyotes, fishing cats, dogs, and even snakes.

Célia Peals
Célia Peals

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