Types of Structures

A barn, shed, or garage can make a suitable home for chickens, provided certain guidelines are followed.  The structure must be able to:

  • Be kept at a safe temperature and provide proper ventilation
  • Provide safety from predators overnight when birds are most vulnerable

Larger breeds of chickens, especially elderly birds or those with mobility issues will also need a non-slip surface to walk on.

Unless you are building a new structure to suit the needs of chickens, you will most likely need to make modifications to the structure in order to make it a suitable space.

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