The description of Chicken Coop
A chicken coop or hen house is a small house where, typically, female chickens or other fowl are kept safe and secure. There are nest boxes found inside the hen houses for egg-laying, and perches on which the birds can sleep.
A chicken coop usually has an indoor area where the chickens can sleep and nest, as well as a fenced-in outdoor area where chickens will feed and spend the majority of the day which is typically made from chicken wire. The coop should be cleaned after every two to three weeks, and the straw shifted every day, similar to a litter box. At night, the coop should be locked with all the birds inside of it, so that they are protected from predators. Both the inside and outdoor floors of a chicken coop are often strewn with a loose material such as straw or wood chips to deal with chicken droppings and to provide ventilation.
Providing your chickens with proper housing is absolutely necessary to keep your birds in good physical shape, contented and happy.
As a rule of thumb, for a chicken coop to be satisfactory for your birds, it must meet the following requirements:
It must be predator-proof from all sides. Make sure that all openings are protected with the correct size of wire mesh 15mm square so that so that predators can not reach inside the coop!
Make sure that the area surrounding the coop is protected with wire-mesh fencing with the base buried at least 30cm below ground level to prevent foxes and rats from burrowing into the area. Rats would especially be drawn into the area because of chicken droppings.
Make sure the coop is well ventilated but not directly in the flow of air to prevent respiratory diseases. Although chickens can stand cold weather they can not withstand being in the direct path of the wind.
Make sure the coop is easy to clean.
You should provide roosting poles for your birds because that is where they sleep! Make sure that there is adequate spacing so they don’t crowd out one another.
Put one nest box for every 4 or 5 birds in a dark corner of the coop to encourage your chickens to lay eggs. Nest boxes should be a little bit off the floor but lower than the roosting pole inside.
Make sure the coop is roomy enough for the birds to roam around when they are inside, at least 4 square feet per bird.
There should be a waterer and feeder inside the chicken coop.
For easy disposal of droppings, place a removable plastic tray under the roosting poles
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