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    Keeping Chickens - A General Guide

    ArticlePoultry AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Are you considering keeping chickens? If you are wondering how to keep chickens and what you will need to buy before you get your chickens for sale then this article might help you out. Choosing the right chicken coop can be a difficult decision so this guide will give you some advice.

     

    How to Keep Chickens – Buying the Chicken Coop

     

    You will need to think about the type of hen house you want to buy. There are three main types of hen house which you can choose from all of which have their pros and cons. An important part of chicken keeping is knowing what the chickens want. Chickens like to have a large space to run about, they need a well ventilated space with a nest box in the hen house which is dark so they can lay their eggs. You will find a list of the main types of chicken coop below.

     

    Eglu Chicken Coop – The Eglu is a stylish way of keeping chickens. You can only keep two chickens in an Eglu so they are not practical if you want more than two chickens. These chicken coops are also expensive but they do look very modern and are nice to see on your lawn if you can afford the larger price tag.

     

    Standard Chicken Coop and Run – Your standard chicken coop is large and rectangular. These coops are heavy so will need to be moved by more than one person. You should consider that you need to rotate the position of the hen house so that your grass does not die underneath it. These chicken coops are the chicken’s favourites though as they have plenty of space to run and they have inside shelter. The runs are usually cheap especially if you decide to buy them second hand. If you do not have the money then these chicken coops are also really easy to build yourself.

     

    A-Frame Chicken Coop – These chicken coops are really common and easy to assemble. You will find that the main disadvantage to these hen houses is that the triangular shape limits the amount of interior space you get.

     

     

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