The Enclosure

Freedom of movement for chickens is particularly important! Each chicken should have twelve square metres of space in the enclosure so that they can eat, scratch, peck and act out their natural behaviours.

A run can be easily formed with poultry netting. To adapt to the needs on the pasture and to protect the chickens, the nets come in many different versions. They differ in lengths and heights, stakes with different bottom tips, electrifiable or non-electrifiable.
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Non-electrifiable nets offer a simple fencing option. Electrifiable nets are essential to ensure optimal safety and protection of the chickens - especially in the presence of potential predators (dog, fox).
Elektro Hühnerzaun
A maximum of two to three animals should be kept per square metre. In the coop, the chickens sleep, lay eggs and seek shelter from bad weather. Therefore, the chicken coop should meet the following requirements:
  • dry
  • well ventilated, but not draughty
  • let in enough daylight
  • offer protection from heat and cold
  • Easy to clean
Hühnerstall Emma
To meet the basic needs of the chickens, the coop also needs:
  • perch for the night
  • Laying box as a nest
  • Litter
  • Feed and water dispenser
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The Laying Nest

Installing a laying nest allows hens to lie in good condition and prevents the loss of eggs. The nest should be placed or hang away from passageways and feeding areas. It is filled with straw to avoid broken and dirty eggs. If there is no nest or if the nest is not comfortable, the chickens lie in different places in the henhouse or in the garden. The eggs are lost, broken or dirty.
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Here you will find a large selection of coops, chicken houses, nets and accessories for your chicken keeping: