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The only thing you need to worry about is if the dogs have direct access to the chooks. and make sure its fox proof! That's how our chooks went.

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Keep snakes out of chicken cupe?

Try lining the inside of the chicken coop with 1/4" hardware cloth (sometimes called rat wire).


How do you keep snacks away from chicken coop?

If you put mothballs just outside the coop the snakes will keep away. If you are worried about to snake eating the hens eggs you can put old golf balls in some of the laying boxes and the snake will mistake them for eggs, eat them, and die (The golf balls are too hard to digest). If you are woried about to snake hurting or killing the chickens, it's alright, they don't mass with them. I would know.


Do hens lay eggs in the fall?

Yes. Hens will lay all year. Production may drop as the hours of natural light reduce however if you keep the lights in the chicken coop on for the required 14hrs per day your hens will continue to lay eggs with the same regularity as during the summer. My free range hens go out even in the snow, when the natural light only lasts for 9 hours I set a timer to keep the coop well lit for the extra 5hrs needed. Yes. Hens will lay all year. Production may drop as the hours of natural light reduce however if you keep the lights in the chicken coop on for the required 14hrs per day your hens will continue to lay eggs with the same regularity as during the summer. My free range hens go out even in the snow, when the natural light only lasts for 9 hours I set a timer to keep the coop well lit for the extra 5hrs needed.


What kind of environment does a chicken need to live in can a chicken be raised in the city?

Chickens can live in a city given proper housing, but many cities have laws prohibiting or limiting chicken keeping. The best thing to do is first find out what the laws are for your town, and make sure your neighbors are OK with it (you probably won't be able to keep a loud rooster, only hens). There are many people living in urban areas who keep small coops with a few hens for eggs--it can be done! Chickens like at least 2 square feet per bird inside their coop, and 8 square feet per bird outside of it. If they are kept completely confined to a coop, 8 square feet per bird is good. Space requirements are even less for bantams, which are miniature chickens. They like to have a coop (any well-ventilated, predator-proof little building you can find/build) and a run (a fenced in outdoor area for hanging out in during the day). If you aren't able to build a fenced in area, you can let them out for a little while in the late afternoon to free range, keeping an eye on them until they go inside for the night. They don't go far, and naturally return to their coop to sleep. There are also coop designs that have a built in run which can be dragged around your yard, which are good for small spaces. Keep in mind that most chickens raised on factory farms are kept in tiny cages with only about the space of your monitor screen to move around in. So whatever environment you provide for them that gives them more space (and some time outside) is bound to be better than that, even in the city.


Where do hen and chicken sleep?

Most farmers have a building where they will keep their chickens. In this building they often have roosts, which are perches the chickens can climb onto to sleep because they seem to feel safer when they are off the ground.

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What is a chicken house called?

It is a shed-like building to raise and keep your chickens, in the coop, chicken can run a little bit. An ideal chicken coop has bedding, nest boxes, litter, feeder, wired fence & floor, sturdy wall and roof, good ventilation system and easy to clean.


How do you keep the fox out of chicken coop?

Kill It


What are the uses of portable chicken coops?

A portable chicken coop may be used to keep a small flock of chickens safe. it can be moved around to different places according to needs and you wouldn't have to commit to a stationary chicken coop.


How prevent chicken coop bad odor?

Keep it clean and dry and dust it periodically with lime.


What is a chicken ark?

A chicken ark is a type of chicken coop, also known as a chicken tractor in the United States. It's a portable chicken coop (sometimes A-frame style) that has a chicken coop and chicken run all in one piece. They do not have floors in them so you can move them around the yard and such. They are smaller and only intended for maybe 3-4 chickens at a time. People who keep chickens in the suburbs seem to really like the chicken ark/chicken tractor idea.


Keep snakes out of chicken cupe?

Try lining the inside of the chicken coop with 1/4" hardware cloth (sometimes called rat wire).


How come when you share mystery eggs you don't get to keep one?

When you either harvest your chicken coop or a neighbors chicken coop and you find an egg whether you share the egg or not it should be in your gift box. If they are not appearing in your gift box then you may wish to contact Zynga customer support.


How much land do you need to keep a chicken coop?

you need a lot of space so make sure the chickens cant fly out i used have chickens but they flew away its been two years and ihaven'teaten a chicken poorGeorgewhere are you


What do chickens do in FarmVille?

Chickens are animals, so they perform the way animals in farmville do. They take three? days to get ready to harvest, and they give you money, and xp for harvesting them. When you have a lot of chickens, you can get a chicken coop, which cost's 5,000 coins. The chicken coop will hold all your chickens together, so you only have to harvest the coop, and that takes care of all the chickens inside. Also, you can occasionally find a mystery egg in your chicken coop. You can put this up on your wall so people will be able to get it You cannot keep your own mystery egg. You can however, adopt somebody else's that they put on their wall.


How do you care for hens in the winter in minnesota?

A clean sheltered roosting area or chicken coop with a couple of regular light bulbs will suffice for the coldest nights. Keep drafty winds at a minimum and supply plenty of good feed and fresh (none frozen) water.


How will you know good pullet at day old and at what age do they lay?

There are so many factors that determine the quality of a good laying hen that any answer here would be guesswork at best. Purchase your stock at a quality hatchery. ensure the best feed possible for your new birds and keep your chicken coop clean and sanitary.


What is the best location to protect chicken?

A chicken coop provides a wire mesh guard to keep out predators and lets them roost also. You can get plans to build them to your requirements. If you can provide a safe environment for them you can let them out during the day and put them in at night. Food will lead them back.