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Are you looking for a cozy chicken coop for your future chicken, then there are a few things you will have to keep in mind. Chickens are habitual creatures with certain needs and want when it comes to their environment.

You need to think about what type of environment your chickens will thrive in and choose a coop with that in mind. The right coop will make your life so much easier if it has the right features, accessories, and extras.

Chicken CoopFeatures As Your Chickens Need

Chickens will instinctively sleep in the highest point of their coops. This behavior is designed to keep them safe and secure in the wild but also makes them feel safe inside their coops.

You will need to install perches inside your coop to mimic this behavior to lower stress levels in your chickens. Providing perches higher than the poultry nesting boxes will make your chickens more productive in the long run since stressed chickens lay fewer eggs.

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What are chicken Nesting boxes?

It is important to make sure that you have enough chicken nest boxes in your coop for the amount of laying hens present. The optimal number is one chicken nesting box for every 3 hens.

There are also new chicken nests with steel material, which is good for Outdoor Weatherproof, and the more specification as below:

1)An affordable range of wall-mountable nesting boxes in single, double, triple, and four nest holes.

2)A rollaway design that ensures the egg roll is safely away upon laying and prevents poultry from destroying their own eggs.

3)Features a front guard to help prevent the birds from scratching out bedding.

4)The sides are made of galvanized steel while the sloped top and internal floor is a durable plastic that has been used so it will not rust, rot or corrode.

5)There are openings on the sides designed into the plastic bottom

nest to allow airflow and ventilation.

6)Detachable plastic basket insert makes for easy cleaning.

7)Shipped flat packed to save on freight costs, but easy to assemble (and pre-cut holes for mounting on a wall).

8)Optional legs are available that allow the flexibility of where the nesting boxes sit in a free-standing battery setup. (Each leg is sold individually, need to purchase 2 to create a stand) .

Make sure that your nesting boxes are lower than the perches and easily accessible by chicken. You will also need to make sure that your nesting boxes are the right size and have bedded in them ready to be laid in.

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How to Ventilation

Heat, humidity, and moisture are the worst enemies when it comes to a chicken's health. It is very important that the coop you chose has ventilation holes to provide a way for heat and moisture to escape. A vented chimney for heat to escape is quite sufficient.

How to Safety

You will need to make sure that your coop can keep your flock safe from a variety of predators. To do that, you will need to check that the coop has strong mesh on all entry points.

The mesh should have a maximum of 10 x 10 mm holes to keep your coop and chicken run safe from snakes and other predators. A wire mesh floor and predator lights will add to the security and deter most nocturnal predators.

What about Style

Chooks are trendsetters so make sure your coop style matches your hens and that it can be adjusted to complement what you have in mind for your backyard. It is a great idea to paint the outside of your coop with weatherproof wood paint to keep it safe from the elements.

Cleaning poultry trays

The bedding in your hens’coop will need changing every so often to keep your hens happy and healthy. Pull-out trays will make cleaning the coop so much easier, especially if it needs cleaning a lot. We suggest hemp bedding for your coop. It is super absorbent to keep your hens dry as well as a pest repellent and can be used in your compost bin when your hens are done with it.

Chicken Feeders

Chickens are very voracious eaters. They tend to get excited when food is around and can spill the food or knock over homemade feeders in their excitement wasting all that precious food. Chicken feeders are designed to be sturdy, keep out pests like rodents and protect food from the elements so it is worth investing in a proper chicken feeder like the treadle poultry feeder.

These treadle poultry feeders are very nice and protect your poultry birds. There are prominent lines on the foot pedals, with an anti-slip function, which can stop chickens from slipping on this automatic chicken feeder and help them to stand stably. In addition, the outlet has a mesh fence to stop wild birds or other animals from stealing food, and the side panels avoid chickens from being caught and causing injuries. The automatic chicken feeder is designed to hold heavy poultry feeds, ensuring that your hens get fresh, dry, and adequate feed.

Easy assembly

Unless the suppliers will be setting up your coop, it is advised to look for one that is easy to assemble and comes with full instructions. Flatpack chicken coops that come with instructions and videos turn days of work into mere hours. You will be happy to know that you can get your chickens sooner if you look for this type of coop.

Poultry fencing

Free-range foraging is very important when it comes to hen health and mental stimulation. At least, getting your chickens out and about is easy with demountable poultry fencing. You can keep your chickens and the rest of your garden safe by placing the fencing where you don’t want them to go.

Fencing also protects chickens from predators like the next-door cat. Your hens will also stay away from your precious vegetable garden if it is fenced off so all in all it is worth the investment. You can install electric fencing if you feel better about keeping your hens safe.

The important thing for these treadle chicken feeders is a training process. But it is no problem base on our instructions. you just need to adjust the angle, open the notch, and let the chicken adapt to the feed in the notch; after the chicken starts to adapt for a period of time, you can put the notch down and let the chicken try to open the notch by stepping on the pedal by itself; You need to put the feed in the slot, Let them eat the feed by themselves because the chicken has already adopted.

Chicken Entertainment

If you don’t like letting your chickens out, or you don’t have the space to let them out, then it is a good idea to have some enrichment in their chicken run to keep them entertained. You can easily attach a chicken swing or two in the chicken run as a poultry enrichment toy. Your hens will love it and swing their boredom away.


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