Cleaning your Chicken Huts
Your backyard chicken coop will need to be cleaned regularly. The number of chickens in your small chicken coop or large chicken coops and the time of year, may determine the number of times per month you must clean your chicken cages. Cleaning your chicken hutch once a week is minimum.
The floor of your hen houses should be covered with dust-free wood shavings as chickens in your chicken housing have delicate respiratory systems.
Nesting boxes in your chicken house plans should include being cleaned regularly and lined with dry wheat straw, not hay, preferably on a layer of sawdust. The floor of your chicken pens can be lined with old newspaper first, then sawdust, so that droppings and all can simply be rolled up in the newspaper. Cleaning your nesting boxes is made easier if your DIY chicken coop plans has sliding floors.
Chicken droppings from your chicken coops and chicken runs make good garden manures. Allow the manure from your chicken runs and coops to rot down with the old straw and sawdust for a few weeks – it really shouldn’t smell – before putting on garden beds.
When cleaning your portable chicken pens, chicken cages, and hen houses it is very important to keep all the crevices clean and watch for signs of infestation by red mite or fleas in your chicken houses.
Benefits Of Building Chicken Huts
Food and Water
Think of your backyard chicken coop, chicken coops, chicken huts and chicken houses and runs as a chicken cage where your chickens can relax and enjoy themselves eating chickens food or organic chicken food and laying eggs.
Building a Chicken Run
Besides your chicken run plans or chicken run designs or your chicken coop kits you will require tools to build a frame chicken coop. Require tools for your hen houses include: a square, hammer, adjustable wrench, power drill and bits, tape measures, safety gloves and goggles, saws, screw driver and screws of varying lengths. When building a chicken run your DIY chicken coop plans or a portable chicken pen must include chicken pens fences and chicken coops windows.
The Right Plan
Building your chicken housing consider the following chicken runs and coops steps:
1. Whether you are building a large chicken coops or a small chicken coop or perhaps a cheap chicken coops find level the ground to make sure that your chicken hutch is straight and stable. Build security and safety into your chicken cages.
2. Your chicken coop plans may include building a frame chicken coop that is strong.
3. Your chicken coop house designs must include beams for perches and a second level if it is big enough.
4. Your chicken house plans must include a chicken huts insulated for warmth, wind resistant and waterproof roof chicken hutch, and predator secure chicken housing.
Your chicken run plans should begin by asking yourself what chicken breed and how many chickens you want to roost. The area of any chicken huts should be at least 30 square cm per bird and have approximately 30 square cm of nesting space per 4 chickens in your chicken hutch.
Your chicken coops should also have at least 15cm of perch space per bird for roosting/sleeping.
Make certain that in your DIY chicken coop plans the corners of the perches should be sanded or chamfered so as not to be sharp.
Your chicken coops and runs should be well ventilated but not drafty.