Poul­try palace House your hens in style with a new coop

Build a chicken coop to house your hens in style

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - March Contents -

there’s noth­ing like keep­ing chooks! They take all your kitchen scraps and give you the tasti­est, fresh­est eggs in re­turn. They’re also great pets and are a per­fect way for kids to learn about car­ing for an­i­mals. Plus, they will find out first­hand that eggs don’t just come from the car­ton. Ev­ery chook needs a coop and this one’s a beauty! There’s plenty of room for loads of hens and it’s got all the mod­cons a dis­cern­ing chicken needs.

1 Silkie chick­ens are ideal for a back­yard coop. These ladies have been dyed as they’re in show busi­ness!

2 Re­cy­cled liq­uid drums

make great nest­ing boxes, while a ramp is a ne­ces­sity for the flight­less Silkies.

3, 4 A full-height coop makes

clean­ing much eas­ier. Po­si­tion your coop in a shady spot so the chick­ens keep their cool. And don’t for­get to name your shed and sign­post it!

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