You’ve overcome all of the myths about chickens and decided to take the plunge and start your own backyard brood. Once the chicks are a month old or so, they are ready to move to their permanent home. So, what are you going to do for a chicken house? There have been entire books written on the subject of chicken houses, and you can find lots of plans online, so how do you figure out what’s right for you and your yard?
There are some distinct advantages and disadvantages of various housing options. The option that requires the least amount of work is a bottomless pen that is moved to fresh grass daily. The chickens fertilize the grass for you while also mowing the area where they spend the day. To learn more about how we built this movable pen for our daughter who has a tiny backyard in the city, click here.