As you get ready to start building a poultry house, there are some main points that you should keep in mind. These are the issues that are going to save you the most money in the long run and help ensure that you’re going to build a chicken house that stands the test of time.
Many chicken farmers overlook these critical elements and when they do, that’s when they will find their chickens are not laying eggs on a regular basis and are growing more and more frustrated with the situation daily.
Here is what you need to remember when building a poultry house.
Always Think Carefully About Size
The first thing you should be doing is making sure you plan your size very carefully. Building too large or too small is really going to influence how your chickens feel while in the house and that will then influence how many eggs they lay.
If you’re looking at building a poultry house that is successful, you must have so many square feet per chicken. Find a proper chicken house building plan that will provide this for you.
Plan Your Window Use Properly
Next, you also need to make sure you’re using the windows properly inside the chicken coop. Windows are going to serve to major purposes. First, they will act to give your chicken house ventilation.
Ventilation is something that’s vital because if you can hardly walk into the coop because of the smell, imagine how your chickens will feel.
Second, the windows are going to be vital for providing enough sunlight. If you aren’t getting enough light into the coop, you’re going to be faced to have to wire in electrical light, which can really drive up your budget.
For best results, make sure the guide you’re using gives you specifications in terms of both location and size. This will help you maximize the benefits you get from your windows.
Do Not Overlook The Chicken Fence
Finally, you want to make sure you’re not neglecting to build a chicken fence. The chicken house fence is what will protect your chickens from onlooking predators, which can be incredibly devastating to your entire coop.
If you are unsure of which predators are lurking in your area, make sure you take the time to do some research so you can find out and then take the best possible steps to adding appropriate protection against these animals.
So, before you start building a poultry house, keep these tips in mind. Find and follow a good plan and your chances of success will skyrocket.
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