We’re envious of some of the chickens’ awesome owners. Their owners treat them like Very Important Poultry and build eggstravagant coops that resemble something out of a children’s book.
A Lithuanian website has put together this clucktastic series of imaginative coops to show you all the eggcellent places you might be living if you were a chicken. Remember to up vote your favorite photos but keep in mind that if your fashion chickens see them they’ll want to live in their own trendy and expensive paradise.
Building a chicken coop entails far more than simply nailing a few two-by-fours together and calling it a day. There are a few things to keep in mind if you want it to be fluff. For example to stay cool in the summer your coop should be in the shade such as under a tree.
When it rains or floods elevating the chickens’ nesting area a few feet off the ground helps keep your flock’s feet dry. According to Ann E. Stratton of This Old House.
We all know how important the exterior is.
Your chickens will however love the inside as well. Hens are finicky creatures that need about 16 hours of natural or artificial light per day to continue laying eggs.
As a result, the inside of your coop must have enough light to keep your chickens happy during the autumn and winter months. However, purchase light bulbs that emit a warm glow similar to that of the Sun as bluish light will not cause your hens to lay eggs.
Also, don’t forget to add vents to keep the air circulating without creating a draft while constructing your magnificent coop.
Finally, bear in mind that other woodland animals might be envious of your fashionable hen’s chicken coop and attempt to kidnap them.
This is known to nocturnal creatures such as foxes, raccoons, and opossums so buy some metal latches for your coop that these naughty critters can’t unlock with a flick of their hand.
Is it more important to focus on form or function why limit yourself to only one both are present in the ideal imaginative chicken coop?