Things to Consider Before Buying or Your Chicken's Coop
By: Roost & Root
Protecting your chicken coop from predators is the main concern of all chicken caretakers day and night. But don't worry, with a few tips it's easy to prevent breaches from unwanted predators! In the long term, it's a primary advantage to keep your lovable chickens in a safe and structurally sound coop rather than something flimsy.
As we all need ventilation in our homes, it's a must to have a correct source of ventilation in your chicken's coop, as chickens are more prone to attract respiratory ailments. It is advisable to maintain an open vent every season, these vents should be located at a high point of the coop and not directly exposed to the roost area. For colder seasons, it's best to cover any large wired airways, one method we use during the cold season is our winter storm/snow panels that easily clip to any wired sections of the coop, offering both wind protection and slight transparency for the occasional sunny winter day.
We all know by nature that chickens are messy creatures. Therefore, it's important to keep an eye on the cleanliness of your chicken coop (https://roostandroot.com/
The Right Number of Nesting Boxes:
Nest Boxes give a safe and private area for your chickens to lay their eggs. Nesting Boxes should be designed to be elevated from the coop floor, but never above the level of their roosting space.
The run area of your coop should be at the minimum, 4 ft2 per averaged sized bird assuming they experience a day where they are unable to get free range time. Our coops (https://roostandroot.com/
We hope you found these tips helpful as you decide on your chicken's future coop. Have questions or comments regarding anything mentioned in this article? Please feel free to email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 877-741-2667.
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