Special Issue: Raising Small Animals — The Homestead Chicken, Housing Your Flock

Special Issue: Raising Small Animals — The Homestead Chicken, Housing Your Flock
By Rhonda Crank What is a Chicken Coop? It’s simply a structure which gives your flock shelter from weather and predators. Have you ever picked up a chicken when it’s asleep? Then you know they’re true zombies. They are helpless. So it’s important to give them a place to roost where they can feel safe and be safe. No matter what your choice for design, there are a few basic things to consider on how to build a chicken coop. Housing Space The amount of space for each bird also depends on how much outdoor time they will have. If your flock will free range during the day, they really only need a small shelter in which to sleep and get out of the weather. If your birds will be totally confined to your coop, including the yard space around it, they will need more space to avoid overcrowding. Of

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