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    How to Design a Hen House

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Designing and building a hen house has to start by thinking about the birds. If you want to learn how to build a hen house then this article will give you some tips on how to work out your hen house plans. %%AFC-ADVERT%%


    When hens get damp or wet they are not happy, they are also susceptible to disease so it is always best to put a roof over their heads. Hens like to have an enclosed and safe place to nest. Below you will find the bits you need to build hen houses correctly. 


    Hen House Plans

     
    Automatic Watering – It is important that chickens have access to clean and fresh water all year round. You must make sure that you change the chicken’s water daily so they always have enough to drink. 


    Electricity – If you want to try and breed chickens in your hen house then you will need to provide enough light to trick your chickens into laying eggs all year round. 


    Automatic Food – You can buy dispensers that trigger a certain amount of food to be released each day this is great because you know your chickens will never go short of food. 


    Hen House Safety – One of the most important things about your hen house should be its security. You should completely enclose the hen houses with wire, this will stop predators eating the chickens, wild birds will not be able to spread disease and rodents won’t be able to eat your chicken’s feed. 


    Shade and Shelter – During the summer months in particular your chickens will need some shade. It is also important that there is something in the hen house that will act as a wind barrier during storms. 

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