Lately many instead of having to pay a professional do it at a great expense in todays economy. Of the advantages of building your own hen house you can design and personalize it however you want. If you do purchase a type of a kit it will comes unassembled and you are going to have to put it together anyways.
The biggest moat important desision you will need to make is how many hens in your flock. To have a happy, roomy hen house you need a minimum amount of space and a good formula to use is 4 sq. ft. per hen. This will give them the nesessary room to move around freely and not get stressed out and stressed hens won’t lay eggs.
Another thing to think about is air quality keeping hens in a enclosed area with improper ventilation will smell terrible and be unhealthy for the hens. Design alot of open space and a ventilation system that allow the air to flow freely. Equaly important is that your hens are comfortable. They need to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
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