Hi everybody, Stumbled on this great forum today and joined instantly hoping to get some good advice and ideas. My family had a couple of chooks when I was young (so much younger than today) and since we have recently moved to a 5 acre block, I would like my children to have the same experience I did, so decided to get a chook house up and running. I have spent the last weekend converting an old woodshed into a hen house with secure run attached. It is still not complete yet but I am wondering about ventilation and lighting? It has now power! I was thinking of a whirly bird on the roof? Also insulating the walls and roof? And installing a couple of windows? I will post pictures tonight but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Then comes the decision about which birds, a mixed flock sounds good and I have my heart set on a Brown Leghorn Rooster, can they all live together or would he need to be kept separate? So many questions
Hi new2chooks, this is a great place to learn and get ideas. It sounds like you had a busy weekend building the new run. I don't think the chooks will need power as they don't watch alot of tv. The rooster you want will be fine with other same-sized hens. I've got a beatuiful bitza if you'd like him. Where abouts are your 5 acres? I dream of 5 acres. Shea
That sounds like a chook palace! We insulated our chook house when we built it, it does make it much more comfortable but now that I've had the girls through a summer and a winter I have to say I think it was really an overkill, they only go in there at dusk and come straight out again dawn... they just don't appreciate the efforts we make sometimes!
Make sure you post pictures when you get your flock!
Hi new2chooks! Sounds like you have a great set up there! To post photos, you need to get a photobucket account, upload them to that, then link them to here. Hang on and I'll see if I can find a thread that explains it better!
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