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chicken coop house

August 15th, 2010

chicken coop house
cage was placed on the floor of the chicken?

I have a house like my Cuby Coop and it has a wooden floor, I could put some straw or for at her foot. Or should I leave it like a wooden floor.

Wood chips are the best, now saw dust – chips proper bale You can use a large, horse-owners to use it in their stables. Straw is not at all absorbent and soon wet and dirty and build the amonia. If you have wood, as only naked one is really dirty and messy. I clean out my chicken coop every 2-3 weeks and throw the dirty wood chips around the trees.


6 PACK WASHABLE NESTING BOX PADS MAT BOTTOM CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE POULTRY NEST


6 PACK WASHABLE NESTING BOX PADS MAT BOTTOM CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE POULTRY NEST


$22.99


6 pack of grey plastic nesting pads.  The plastic nest pads are designed with a slotted base as pictured, not only to allow air circulation but also to allow droppings to go through the nest pad. This greatly reduces the bacteria growth due to wet nest material. You will save a lot of time, labor, and money with plastic nest pads. There will be no more need for filling nests with shavings and o…

250 WATT RED BROODER HEAT LAMP BULB CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE BABY CHICK 250w


250 WATT RED BROODER HEAT LAMP BULB CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE BABY CHICK 250w


$10.49


Rite Farm Products 250 watt Infrared RED heat lamp light bulb. The red bulb is what we use and is perfect for baby chicks! -Lasts 20 percent longer than standard heat lamp bulbs •uses standard 120 volt power •standard type A (E27) screw in power base (same as your household bulbs) •brass base to minimize corrosion and “freezing” in socket •Shatterproof hardened Pyrex glass designed not to …

83'' Wooden Chicken Coop Cage Rabbit Hutch Backyard Nest Box Hen House BestPet


83” Wooden Chicken Coop Cage Rabbit Hutch Backyard Nest Box Hen House BestPet


$159.99


This chicken coop is designed to not only house chickens but can be used for keeping roosters, rabbits, ducks, or other small animals. Its solid rainproof fir wood provides durability to keep your animals safe from most weather conditions. The cage also includes a nesting box that has an easy-access open/close roof top to allow you to easily give your animals food and water, clean their living are…

Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock


Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock


$6.15


Build the Perfect Housing to Fit Your Flock Bring your chickens home to roost in comfort and style! Whether you’re keeping one hen in a small backyard or 1,000 birds in a large free-range pasture, this delightful collection of hen hideaways will spark your imagination and inspire you to begin building. Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both la…

Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions


Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions


$6.00


Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and mod…

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chicken coop houses

July 26th, 2010

chicken coop houses

Once the decision has been made to start raising backyard chickens, the next step is to begin design and layout of your chicken coop. In planning or build your chicken coop one of the most important factors to be considered are the security features that protect your chickens from predators. No matter where you live in the country or the world is it safe to be at least a handful, if not more, potential deadly predators. There are also in the urban areas there are many chicken-hungry to examine predators. I'm raising backyard chickens in our suburban Denver home for over a year and come to the city we know are facing predators and had an accident due to one of these predators. I have learned first hand what it takes to keep our chickens safe. In our neighborhood we have raccoons, foxes, Coyotes and squirrels. Each city is different, but there will always three or four, in particular, that you watch.

The first step in constructing a secure chicken coop is to plan ahead before you start building to employ the security features. After a solid Coop plan and design to help you save time and money in the future and ensure You do not have to come back and retrofit security features in your Coop.

The first key to safety is the full coverage Coop in wire mesh, ensure timber or other barrier. There must be no potential entry points, no matter how small. To make sure that Coop is completely fenced and barriers firmly fixed to the structure. During the installation of the chicken wire, stapler can be used but is used very generously. Many potential predators are very good at digging, you must be sure that buried at least 12 "of chicken wire under the ground. I also have additional security at ground level by concrete blocks around the perimeter of my Coop dig no deterrent at all.

Another security measure hidden that I found out first hand about predators is almost always your chicken through the wire without actually violations of the wire. I found this out the hard way and our only lasting Chicken accident. I have my hen house the ground about two meters. The chicken house roof is still about 2-3 meters high. Chickens, like most, enjoy sitting in high places. Our chickens would sit on the chicken coop, even sleep there occasionally. We had a chicken, which sat very close to the top of the chicken house roof, so that her head just a few Inches from the wire mesh of the Coop. Late at night in fact a predator got his head that without entering the chicken coop. It was a eureka moment. I then quickly realized that I had to step in several areas. I installed some sheet metal around all areas where it can possibly be a focal point. This has the problem solved. Predators will try everything, put your chicken and some of the techniques they employ to get you in amazement. Your best bet is to overdesign security features Coop in your building. Nothing is worse than losing a little chicken, especially if they include pets like at home.

to try a last safety Tick It is to attach bells chime or your Coop in a few places. The sound will not only help to deter potential robbers away, but also warns you that may be a breach of security.

Whether you are new to raising chickens or a seasoned veteran, the safety of your chickens should be your number one priority. There is a wealth of resources available to potential backyard chicken farmers. From chicken coop design and construction to feeding and care, a little research and you should be on your way to fun pets and delicious omelets! To learn more about coop design and construction visit http://www.citychickens.info. Backyard chickens are fun and rewarding. Remember to protect your chickens from the get go and you should get years of enjoyment and hundreds of tasty eggs.


6 PACK WASHABLE NESTING BOX PADS MAT BOTTOM CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE POULTRY NEST


6 PACK WASHABLE NESTING BOX PADS MAT BOTTOM CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE POULTRY NEST


$22.99


6 pack of grey plastic nesting pads.  The plastic nest pads are designed with a slotted base as pictured, not only to allow air circulation but also to allow droppings to go through the nest pad. This greatly reduces the bacteria growth due to wet nest material. You will save a lot of time, labor, and money with plastic nest pads. There will be no more need for filling nests with shavings and o…

250 WATT RED BROODER HEAT LAMP BULB CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE BABY CHICK 250w


250 WATT RED BROODER HEAT LAMP BULB CHICKEN COOP HEN HOUSE BABY CHICK 250w


$10.49


Rite Farm Products 250 watt Infrared RED heat lamp light bulb. The red bulb is what we use and is perfect for baby chicks! -Lasts 20 percent longer than standard heat lamp bulbs •uses standard 120 volt power •standard type A (E27) screw in power base (same as your household bulbs) •brass base to minimize corrosion and “freezing” in socket •Shatterproof hardened Pyrex glass designed not to …

83'' Wooden Chicken Coop Cage Rabbit Hutch Backyard Nest Box Hen House BestPet


83” Wooden Chicken Coop Cage Rabbit Hutch Backyard Nest Box Hen House BestPet


$159.99


This chicken coop is designed to not only house chickens but can be used for keeping roosters, rabbits, ducks, or other small animals. Its solid rainproof fir wood provides durability to keep your animals safe from most weather conditions. The cage also includes a nesting box that has an easy-access open/close roof top to allow you to easily give your animals food and water, clean their living are…

Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock


Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock


$6.15


Build the Perfect Housing to Fit Your Flock Bring your chickens home to roost in comfort and style! Whether you’re keeping one hen in a small backyard or 1,000 birds in a large free-range pasture, this delightful collection of hen hideaways will spark your imagination and inspire you to begin building. Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both la…

Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions


Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions


$6.00


Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and mod…

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