Hello! We just moved to a home with more land and plan on getting chickens in the spring for egg laying, and then also some meat birds. I've been reading, but it seems the more I read the more questions I have :)
So here is our barn. We are pretty sure we are going to build a coop area inside that side barn for the chickens (egg layers only), and put a fenced in area off of it for them so they can be out and safe during the day. If was are around them we'll try free range time. Any how, it has a concrete floor where we are planning to build walls for them. I have to figure out how much ventilation they need. That lower roof over-hangs enough for a raccoon to easily fit in so if we need to block it off we can fully or we can attach wire so nothing can fit in. Then I need to pick the set up for the coop / what they need and what is easiest to clean and best for them. We could also take out those white panels and put something clear in to let in more sunlight?
We live in NY, so we get a full 4 seasons here and it can be very windy.
Any thoughts or advice is appreciated!
For the meat birds I'm thinking of building them a low to the ground movable area to live in. I need to read up more on what they need to be happy and healthy.