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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

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