Thursday, January 12, 2006

Keeping Chickens at Home - Pictures of my Henhouses (and a Pig Ark!).

Keeping Chickens at Home - Pictures of my Henhouses (and a Pig Ark).




Keeping chickens at home UK

This is a small Henhouse for about 3-4 chickens I built from a couple of front doors. It incorporates an enclosed run, which can be covered. I use this one to isolate hens when they are poorly or being a nuisance to other birds. The nesting/sleeping area has a separate door which can be closed at night for additional security and to make it snug!

Keeping chickens at home UK

Thought you might want to see the pig ark. Pork Chop was making a racket again. Always wants to be the centre of attention!

Keeping chickens at home UK

This is my largest Henhouse. It's a old 6' x 4' shed. I put in a front door hatch, back door to get eggs and perches inside. It holds 20 chickens comfortably. I'll put some additional interior/exterior pictures of this one in the next post.

Keeping chickens at home UK

This is my small Duck house. Not being used at the moment. Apart from the chickens who like to have a nose every now and again. Occasionally, they get lazy and leave the odd egg in there for me!

Keeping chickens at home UK

This is another Henhouse I made from 5 front doors, with windows! The whole back opens up for egg collection and easy cleaning. The only trouble with this house is that it weighs an absolute ton!. All the houses are raised off the ground. This one is on several wooden posts. I also use them to roll the henhouse around the chicken area, moving one post from the back to the front as I progress across the field.

More pictures of Henhouses on the next post.


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