Coops provide a comfortable lair for people's hens to feel safe and relaxed. Roosts and nesting boxes are usually up off the ground because in the wild, these types of birds would look for safety in trees and bushes – these elevated areas help mimic their natural behavior.
Having the right chicken coup is an integral part of keeping people's flock happy and healthy. people's coup will offer people's hens a place to 1) relax and feel safe 2) an area to sleep at night 3) a zone not accessible to predators and 4) a different area for people's birds to retreat to if they need to take a break from another member of their flock.
Bird keeping, of any kind, is a big responsibility. Doing people's due diligence on the specific needs of people's breed, before starting people's plan of animal husbandry, will pay in dividends to the wellbeing of people's flock and to people's sanity. The type, size and number number of coops people will need depends on many factors including, but not limited to, the number of birds, their size, their breed, and how much outdoor or free range space people can provide in additional to their indoor accommodations.
Make sure to have enough roosting space and nesting space. Most of the time chickens do a good job of organizing themselves but if people are having a high turn-over or if people are growing people's flock at significant rate, it is important to make sure people have enough roosting space at the right height to avoid fighting and squabbles that might hurt the chickens and give cause for concern. Larger birds tend to roost higher and tend to be higher in the pecking order. Smaller hens need perches lower to the ground. Again, you’ll want to make sure people are providing the right accommodations for people's birds based on their needs.
If people are getting a smaller coup that people can’t walk into, having a pull out tray for easy cleaning will help people's birds stay healthy and save people's back and knees.
Our coops come with a perch, but people may need to add more perches or adjust the height of people's perches depending on the sizes and numbers of people's friendly flock. people will want to research and determine how big people's roosts should be, and how much space people should allow for each chicken. In general they need less space in winter when they roost closer together and a little more in summer, when it is warmer.
While Aosom cannot advise on how to raise people's animals, Aosom are more than happy to answer people's product questions! people can also find our entire category of chicken coops here. Good luck and Aosom hope people find success and joy in raising and keeping happy healthy birds!