Fresh-Air Poultry Houses: The Classic Guide to Open-Front Chicken Coops for Healthier Poultry
Fresh Air or Bust! To stay healthy, your chickens need plenty of ventilation probably more than they re getting today. This was discovered over 100 years ago, but has been largely forgotten. Today s small-flock housing tends to be dank, dark, and smelly. Chickens, like miners canaries, are easily harmed by poor air quality. Wet litter breeds disease. Darkness forces chicke...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by Norton Creek Press
(first published October 14th 2008)
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So here's a thought: for most of mankind's relationship with chickens, the little birds have been running all over our farms and homesteads. They often had coops of some kind, but rarely had much protection from the elements or predators until more recently, in the past few hundred years...
...so this book shows us that less than a hundred years ago, some folks experimented again, with the idea of "fresh air" coops, and free range chickens.
It was a fascinating read, looking at all the various asp...more