What is the Chicken Coop hen house?
Kauffman’s answer to your chicken coop needs. A backyard chicken coop designed for approximately 10 to 30 chickens.
What features make the Chicken Coop hen house a fit?
Our coop comes ready to use. So whether you’re a first timer or know all the ropes of raising chickens, you’ll appreciate all the neat features we’ve bundled into this coop for you and your birds. A 30×72 inch walk in door gives you easy access to the inside of your coop. We’ve built in a roosting area for your birds as well. The sliding door allows you to easily open and close the chicken’s access to the outside and it provides security against intruders that don’t belong in the coop. 3 windows provide lots of natural light for the wellbeing of your chickens. Our standard 6-hole nest box has a hinged lid which opens easily and allows quick access to your eggs. You can also open the front of the nest box to easily clean the nests out from time to time.If you want a chicken coop that looks great, and also provides a beautiful home for your feathered friends, then this is for you. If you like the idea of homesteading having your own flock of chickens to provide fresh, wholesome eggs, then you’ll want a coop like this to help make it happen.
What does a Chicken Coop hen house cost?
The cost of a Chicken Coop hen house depends on the size and features you choose.
The price of each available size with the standard features is listed below.
small Chicken Coops
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medium Chicken Coops
large Chicken Coops
How can I get my own Chicken Coop hen house?
Buying a building is a significant decision, but it doesn’t need to be complicated.
We’ve broken it down into 3 simple steps.
Identify what you’d like your shed to do for you.
- What do you want to store?
- How do you want to access it?
- What kind of “look” do you want?
Think carefully about your objectives before you purchase your building.
Review your options and make your choice.
- To choose your shed, consider which size and style will best fit your needs, as well as how each style will fit into your location.
- When you’re ready to order, first choose your colors, then any add-on options.
- Send us a security deposit to place your order. You can choose either a cash sale, or a convenient rent to own contract.
Get ready to land a beautiful backyard.
- We recommend a gravel base to set the shed on. If this is not a good option for you, we are happy to offer you some more ideas and options.
- Look for any low hanging wires or tree branches that will be in the way of getting the shed to the desired location.
- We encourage you to do any necessary tree trimming prior to delivery of your structure.
Chicken Coop FAQ
What size chicken coop do I need?
You should plan on providing 4 square feet of floor space inside the coop as a general rule. If you’re getting smaller chickens such as leghorns you’ll need 3 square feet or 2 square feet for bantams. These guidelines apply to free range chickens. If your chickens will be cooped during the day you should double or triple the space. You should also provide 10” of roosting space per chicken and 1 nesting box per 3 chickens.
How do you clean a chicken coop?
Remove the poop under the roost area daily or at least weekly (this is easier if you use a litter tray). Excessive poop in a coop with little ventilation can result in ammonia build up and respiratory problems in chickens. Every 4-6 weeks, change the bedding and clean the coop using a white vinegar solution. A clean coop means your chickens will be better protected from mold and bacteria.
What is the best nesting material for chickens?
Your chickens will be happier and you’ll prevent broken eggs when you line their nesting boxes with a soft liner. Many farmers use straw, hay, pine shavings, or even shredded newspaper to line nesting boxes. A thicker lining is better as chickens tend to scratch the liner out of the box. The liner should be kept dry and changed every 4-6 weeks to prevent mold and bacteria buildup.
Do chickens need a coop?
While it is possible to raise chickens without a coop, there are several drawbacks to that approach. Without a coop, your chickens will be unprotected from predators at night. You’ll also find it more difficult to gather eggs when chickens aren’t trained to use the nesting boxes in a coop. Third, chickens without a coop are left exposed to harsh weather conditions. While a coop is not required, it makes raising chickens much easier.
What do I feed my chickens?
Unless your chickens have access to a large range area with a plentiful supply of bugs and vegetation, you should use a high-quality pellet as the main part of your chicken’s diet. While chickens can eat a wide range of table scraps, you should avoid feeding them foods high in fat and salt, citrus peels, avocado, rhubarb, onions, chocolate, highly processed foods, and anything that’s spoiled or moldy.
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