Cold Weather Considerations in Chicken Coop Construction and Placement

“I live in the north east U.S. and will soon be starting my first flock. I will be building my own coop and have plenty of land but my question is should i build the coop facing a certain direction. I am most concerned with the cold wet winters. Should they get morning sun, all…

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Chicken Keeping “Basics” – Chicken Housing Part 2

In our last issue, we discussed how to build a run or yard for confined chickens and the precautions necessary to free range your flock. In this issue, we will discuss the hen house or chicken coop. Remember to check for building codes or permit requirements for your area before you make any purchases. Let’s…

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Important Factors of Your Chicken Pen & Chicken Coop

They are lurking all around your chickens just waiting for the perfect opportunity to attack. Chicken predators are out there and it’s up to you as the pet owner to protect them as best as you possibly can. And this will all begin with the chicken pen, and chicken coop.

When you are creating the chicken pen you will want to ensure that even if a fox, dog, raccoon or any other rodent tries to get to your chickens by digging that they will not be able to dig a hole right into the pen. In order to accomplish this you will need to dig the fence into the ground.

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Building or Purchasing a Chicken Coop or Hen House

There are some things that you must know about chicken coops & hen houses before you select to build or purchase one. These things will help to offer your chickens adequate elements to ensure they live long and healthy lives.

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