Reasons to Buy a Chicken House for Your Chicken This Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner and is a notoriously busy time of the year. People begin to think about their families, plan what food to prepare, and what presents to buy. We quite often forget about our feathered friends, but isn’t it about time that they’re treated for providing you with fresh eggs all year round? Well, we think so! And what better way to say thank you this Christmas than with a brand new Chicken House.
A chicken house is an essential part of your chickens’ life. It keeps your feathered friends sheltered from the usual British weather, protects them from predators, and most importantly contains them in one place to stop them from eating your plants.
These are just some of the many other advantages of having a well-built chicken house in your back garden.
Allows You to Manage Your Chickens More Easily.
Chickens are very self-sufficient. They only need some ground for worm hunting and basic things such as food, water, and shelter. Food dispensers in chicken houses allow your birds to serve themselves. You can also place the self-serve container out in the elevated chicken runs to avoid manual feeding.
You can open your coop after dawn each day and close it after sunset. However, you should not leave your chickens on their own for too long and always keep an eye out for those pesky foxes. Close and secure the coop every evening, or install an automatic door opener to ensure your chickens are safe at night.
When your hens are four months old, they will start laying their first eggs. These may seem small but have a pleasant taste. A grocery store egg undergoes many changes during storage. As every day goes by, the yolk does not sit firm or as high as it was when produced, making the egg white thinner and runnier.
However, fresh eggs from your chicken nesting boxes have yolks that stand firm leading to more vibrant colour and creamier texture. Meaning that your scrambled eggs are even fluffier. You can also be sure that your backyard eggs are healthy and fresh.
Most homeowners do not want to see chicken waste lying everywhere in their garden. With a chicken house, it is easy to collect the manure. You can compost chicken manure and use it to fertilise the plants in your garden. The best of both worlds!
Natural Pest Control
Chickens are omnivores, this means that they eat both plants and animals. If you let the chickens run free in your garden, they will eat every plant/weed and search the ground for those tasty worms and bugs. This is a great way to control pests on your property.
Make Profit with Your Egg Production
People love fresh eggs, there is no doubt about that. But some people aren’t quite in the position to look after chickens themselves, so why not offer out your own chicken eggs to make a tasty profit. Your friends and family get fresh eggs when they wish and you get a little extra cash for a rainy day, a win-win situation!
If you’re in the market for a chicken house, then take a look at our full range, we have something for everyone. Get in touch today to find out more on 01903 756121 or head over to our contact page for further information.