Chicken house and chicken coop people unite

Ok everyone. I have a new writer call her ladybug and you know I have to do content for google. So below is an acritical I had her right for me. But as you can see with my site I can build most anything and about to build a small house on the farm I was raised. When I was a kid I remember when we got our chickens.

Back then you ordered them. And he got 100 road island red chicks. They were a lot of fun watching them. We also had 10 turkeys. Turkeys became pets and some of the chickens did also. So we had eggs. lolol turkey eggs are better. With turkeys, you have to watch where they go to lay. Then mark the eggs and keep going back to that spot to collect them. They lay on the ground in a hidden place.

I know chickens are all the rage this day. You might know that I build cat and pet enclosures and chickens are in the same group. Take a napkin and draw out what you are thinking. I will do all the details for you and build it. You need to talk to your HOA or city or husband or whatever you need to do.

Chicken house / coop Zombie protection

Also do not forget about zombies. They like chickens and should be taken into account when building a chicken house. We always called ours a chicken house. Not chicken coop.

You might investigate building an under-ground chicken house incase of Nucellar war. We must save our chickens since cats don’t lay eggs. Trust me on that. Lolol

Thinking about a Chicken coop or Chicken House

Are you considering building a chicken coop in the Denton County area? While chickens involve some work, they are wonderfully rewarding as well, and a chicken coop keeps your feathered assets warm and safe all year long, no matter what the weather brings.

As you consider what kind of chicken housing to build, you will need to take a few other factors into consideration, as well. Of course, how much space you have to work with is one factor – assuming you have a decently sized yard, this shouldn’t be a problem. Another is how many chickens you would like to sustain in your chicken house, and some of that will actually depend on the breed or breeds of chickens you intend to purchase.

Do a little research beforehand and you will be able to prepare well! Some studies recommend planning for about three square feet per chicken inside the chicken coop, and about ten square feet outdoors in the run for your chickens to stretch their legs.

Too few laying boxes or roosting spots, and you’ll have a bunch of unhappy hens who aren’t laying to their full potential or squabbling often over resources.

Various breeds of chicken can lay between 200 and 300 eggs in a year (some are more sensitive to the hours of light they get per day and so will lay more in certain seasons), so doing your research here will tell you how many eggs you’ll likely end up with – and allow you to plan for using those eggs, or providing some for sale.

They’ll need some sunny spots in their run along with cover, as they will lay better with that vitamin D! Chickens can begin laying as young as 18 weeks, and may lay for about four years, although this may vary quite a bit depending on breed average and also the health of your chickens. Many chickens will live six to eight years.

A chicken also produces a lot of chicken poop – as much as 90 lbs a year per bird – and you won’t want their droppings near their water or food, so designing a chicken coop with enough room to roost, eat, and drink takes some planning. (That chicken manure can eventually be used in your potential vegetable garden after a little composting.)

A good design will keep your chickens safe not only from predators, but also from the elements, as well. You don’t want your chickens to get chilled, wet, too hot, or experience the effects of wind cutting through a poorly built coop. Also, you won’t want any particularly agile escape artists hens to manage to get out without your knowledge and be exposed to further predators like hawks out in the open.

Chicken house basics include roosts for sleeping, laying boxes, roofing and insulation that maintain a comfortable interior temperature, and flooring that allows for easy cleaning and doesn’t easily break down or warp.

A floor that is too hard to clean in an area that is too small for the number of chickens you have is a bit of a recipe for disaster, as there will be a quick buildup of droppings, which leads to more bacteria and also parasites and/or insects, which can make your chickens become ill and even pass away prematurely.

Some chicken owners prefer a raised floor, but as rodents and snakes will move under floors, it is advised to raise these enough for chickens to easily fit under, and they will keep the pests under control naturally.

Don’t be fooled when it comes to predators – they will be persistent and sneaky when it comes to stalking your birds. Not enough cover, and hawks will try to pick your flock off one by one. At night, racoons in particular have many hidden skills, and so you will want to plan your door fasteners carefully.

Did you know racoons, with their dexterous paws, have been known to undo bungee cords? They will turn knobs easily, they can actually untie knots, and they will lift latches and slide deadbolts with ease, like a small toddler. Because of this, spring-loaded eye hooks are recommended, or at least using carabiners or padlocks on your other types of latches.

Back to your chicken House/coop space – an outdoor run is usually desirable, as well. Ample shade and proper ventilation keeps chickens from experiencing heatstroke. Chickens also may enjoy taking a dust bath in the outdoor run area to keep cool. You’ll likely find your chickens out there hunting for snacks – like worms, grasshoppers, mice, caterpillars, termites, lizards, ticks, snakes, beetles, centipedes, frogs, rats, spiders, or even scorpions.

Don’t worry, these will all be used to produce chicken eggs – and compared to store bought, mass produced eggs, they will surely be better tasting, unquestionably fresh, and super nutritious. It has been reported that fresh chicken eggs contain up to 67% more vitamin A, and 300% more Vitamin E; additionally, they can provide you up to 200% more Omega-3s, and 700% more Beta carotene, all while containing 33% less cholesterol, and 25% less saturated fat.

After checking your local codes, depending on where in the Denton County area you are, you can contact us to discuss the design of your hen house. We have the know-how, tools, and time – depending on the desired size, the price will vary, but the quality is guaranteed.

Raising chickens is truly an investment, but chicken houses can bring much fun and are a productive hobby. No one ever regretted being the chicken lady as they enjoyed their very own fresh morning eggs! Protect your chickens in your yard with an excellent quality chicken coop, and keep your flock happy, healthy, and safe all year long!