Category: Building a Chicken Coop

Video: 4 Common Errors When Building a Chicken Coop

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I’ve posted this video on Youtube. It gives some good insight into what mistakes to avoid making when you are building your own chicken coop. Let me know what you think.

Chicken Coop Designs – Requirements

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Providing your chickens with proper housing is an absolute must if you wish  to keep your birds in good physical shape.

As a general rule  of thumb, for a chicken coop to be satisfactory for your birds, it must meet the following requirements at a minimum:

  • 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.
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