The Perfect Chicken Coop - Roost & Root
By: Roost & Root
If you're bringing your first chicken home soon, or have newly hatched chicks, you've probably given some thought to where your chicken is going to live. Chickens live happily outdoors and enjoy the ability to free-range. The important thing is that their chicken coop is built to last with quality materials as well as consideration of your local climate. Adequate ventilation, as well as wind/snow protection, will ensure that your birds stay healthy and safe through every season.
At the same time, chickens are social animals and are unhappy alone. The best solution is to always plan on raising more than chicken. If you are considering a rooster, it's always best to get 1 rooster for every 10 hens. But remember, you don't need a rooster for hens to lay eggs!
To sum it up, place your chicken coop should have the following considerations:
Chicken Coop Benefits:
1) Endless eggs – This benefit cannot be emphasized enough; it's the main reason to raise chickens in the first place! Procuring your own eggs is not only rewarding but can also provide a greater amount of healthy and essential nutrients compared to store-bought eggs.
2) Experience – As we know from backyard farmers who rely on our coops, the experience of raising chickens is unmatched. The feeding, care, and presence of the birds are truly fulfilling.
3) Pets – Chickens can truly be considered pets, especially if you have children. Children love interacting with the birds and helping out with their care. Depending on the breed you select, chickens will rest on your lap and enjoy your presence similar to a cat or dog.
We think the decision to raise chickens is a personal one and that, if you've committed to raising your own, we'd love to help with the search for your perfect chicken coop. To that end, you are free to drop any inquires to us. If you're looking to buy a ready-
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