Chicken Coops & Runs
How to safely and properly house your chickens in a chicken coop. A chicken coop can be simple to procure or build; ours are just converted sheds already on the property. A chicken coop doesn't need to be fancy. Still, it does require a certain amount of space per chicken, predator-proofing, weather-proofing, ventilation, nesting boxes for layers, roosting bars for sleeping, and it needs to be correctly managed and maintained for cleanliness and hygiene so that pests (like mites) don't take hold. A coop should also have access to a safe chicken run that has additional weather protection from wind, rain, and snow.
While chicken housing is simple, there are also common mistakes that many chicken keepers make, especially beginners.