As I said one time before, you will do best in the event you think about your chickens to be pets in lieu of livestock. Most people tend to take better care of their animals when they have the mindset that they are pets. The happier & healthier your chickens are, the faster & stronger they will grow & the more egg production you will get.
In today’s article, they are going to take a glance at the key chicken coop provisions necessary. When you first create your e-chickencoopplans, providing for proper housing & related features is absolutely necessary to keep your chickens in excellent physical shape, contented & happy. You will do best in your efforts if your chickens are as “contented as a cow,” so to speak.
Also, make sure the area surrounding the chicken coop is protected with the same 15 mm square fencing & buried at least 30 cm (1 ft.) below ground level. This will prevent sly foxes & or wily coyotes from entering the chicken house.
Perhaps the most important feature of your chicken coop plan is that of safety. You like to feel safe in your home right? Well, so do your pets. (Notice the pet mindset there!) Your chicken coop must be predator proof from all sides. Make positive that all openings are protected with the correct size wire mesh, usually 15 mm (5/8 inches) square so that no predator can reach in to the chicken coop. Not even your cat! That is right; your dog should be thought about a predator! Give your dog a paw pack goodie to play with so that they keep away from your chickens.
Next, be sure that the chicken coop itself is well ventilated. This will help to prevent respiratory disease. Ever listen to a chicken cough! Kidding, they cannot cough, but they can get sick!
Make positive the coop has a section that is not in the direct flow of air. Chickens can stand chilled weather, but they cannot stand being in the direct chilled air flow path for long.
Provide roosting poles for the birds because that is how they sleep! (& you thought they needed beds!) Make positive there is adequate spacing so they do not crowd another when roosting. You don’t need to ruffle any feathers! They will do that well on their own.