Creating an enriching chicken environment

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by coffeelady3, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    While looking for information for another post I came across this research article explaining how to keep chickens happy and stress free in a research environment. (If using chickens for research, having a stressed out bird can affect the results of the study. Happy birds give accurate results!) It brings up some good points of what you should consider when planning your coop/run set up. I figured it would be helpful for people still in the planning stage of their coop....


    http://www.awionline.org/pubs/cq02/Cq-chick.html
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    That is an excellent resource. I think it will help anyone who is still in the planning stage or who wants to make changes and additions.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I sure thank you for the very useful information,I hope you can post such info as sticky on the fourm.
    Omran
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    excellent and helpful article! I kept a copy for my chicken files.
     

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