Pethomes2u have a wide range of chicken coops for sale which are delivered direct to your door for easy assembly. All hen houses come complete with all fittings and easy to follow instructions. As a rule you must allow at least 2-3 square feet of space per bird and allow them space to exercise. If you are not home during the day then one of our hen coops with an attached enclosed run is advisable which will not only keep your birds happy but also keep them safe from predators.
Our entire chicken coop range has a perch and nesting boxes which are vital to keep your hens happy. Our hen houses for sale have lockable doors and most are constructed using fox proof mesh (see product description). The timber used in the construction of the houses is pre-treated using a pet safe preservative and is strong enough to last many years.
Tips for success
You need to plan how many chickens you intend to keep in your poultry house and bear in mind the space they will need and the cost of feeding the birds. To keep hens happy they should have access to outdoor space, the more the better although you may be rearing them for their eggs or perhaps their meat they are animals and should be treated with respect.
The hen houses that we sell are well ventilated which is very important this will help disperse the ammonia vapours that will build up in the coop, the ventilation holes however should not be placed near perches and should be located above the height of the chickens to keep them from draughts.
Cleaning of the hen coop is very important and should be carried out weekly, this should include replacing and used bedding. One of the biggest threats to your chickens will be red mites; a good cleaning routine will ensure that these pests do not become a problem.