Monday, May 20, 2013

Chook house blues

KEEPING your chooks dry when it buckets down can be a challenge.

It's days like today when the heavens open, that I am glad I went for a hutch on stilts.

There's a good article on the Organic Gardener magazine website on this important chook architecture topic.

Cluckingham Palace sits about 35cm above the ground,
allowing for circulaiton when it's hot, somewhere shady to relax in summer and for
water to drain past inth the yard behind when it pours. 
It may be great weather for sucks, but hens hate having wet feet even more than we do.
By raising the hutch off the ground you'll avoid lots of problems. Just make sure it is rodent and fox proof.

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