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Chicken Coops Houses - What Design?
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To keep chickens in a successful manner you will need to think about constructing chicken coops houses. Chickens need a chicken coops houses to sleep in safety, lay their eggs, have their meals and take part in what are termed 'chicken dirt baths'. You must always plan in advance what considerations you are going to need to take when constructing your coop - remember the amount of chickens you plan to keep will determine the amount of space needed inside the coop.

A good chicken coops houses will include reliable shelter from the weather, an area to lay their eggs in safety and some sturdy perches. It is important not to cover the whole of the floor or base of the chicken coop as chickens will naturally want to scratch and dig into the soil on the ground so leave a small area open to reveal soil. There are a handful of different main chicken coops houses designs and all of them stick to the idea that chickens need the sun and the shade to live healthy lives.

The first design we will cover are called the 'chicken coop and pen design'. This design is closely linked to the typical farmyard style of chicken coop. Basically, there is a coop directly in the middle of the pen and then tall fencing or chicken wire surrounding the area. If you have limited space then I would not really suggest this type of design as you need a large enough area.

The second chicken coops houses design is called 'the chicken coop and run'. This is usually a very popular design as the enclosed nature of the chicken coop means that it is extremely safe - predators of all types will find it very hard to break into this enclosure. If you do not have much space in your garden or yard then this design is the one for you.

The third and final main coop design is known as 'the chicken tractor' - a strange name I know but there is a reason for it. The whole coop is mobile as it lives on wheels. Every time the chickens wear out the grass beneath you can move the coop to a different section of the lawn. If you are going to use this coop method then be sure you look into what fertilizers or chemicals you can use safely on the lawn because of the chicken's health.

So these are the three main chicken coops houses you can used in your garden. Remember, there are a lot of predators out there ( including the common house dog ) which will be a threat to your birds so choose your design with safety in mind.

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