How Much Roost Space Do My Chickens Need?

Roost space depends largely on the size of your chickens — how tall, wide and long they are, from beak to tail. There are several considerations that affect how to position the roost and how much space to provide. If a roost is too close to the wall, the...

Iowa State Student Chicken Coops

Last week I took a ride down to Ames, Iowa to see the creations of many students from Iowa State University.  As reported on KCCI: “Chicken coops designed by new architecture students at Iowa State University are on display. The 20 coops, with names ranging from...

How Much Space Do My Chickens Need?

  Chickens will be happier and healthier if they are let out during the day to forage. At night, they need protection against predators, so they should be kept in a chicken coop or shelter.  The proper size of the coop depends on how many birds you have, what...