Chickens are a great addition to the family and will contribute in many ways, such as producing eggs, fertilising your garden and devouring food scraps.
With keeping chickens comes the responsibility of providing them adequate housing. This article covers important considerations for buying or building the perfect chicken house for your poultry.
Hearing the clucks and murmurs of a contented hen happily scratching for grubs and insects in the leaf litter under a tree or hedgerow can be one of the more satisfying moments of small farm living.
On some free range egg and broiler (meat bird) farms the outdoor range is a fenced open field with no overhead cover for birds. This does not allow the birds the opportunity to seek shade/shelter while in the range.
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