Moving to a new home can be a stressful time for chickens, as it is for all of us, so it is especially important to make sure everything is in place for their new house before acquiring the birds. Plan a few days ahead if possible, allowing yourself plenty of time to get organized.
It should take you around an hour and a half to build your Framebow Chicken Coop
and we will have provided all the fixings needed as well as detailed instructions. If you have any queries then please do call us 01300 345229.
Once you are happy with the site (pop-hole not exposed to prevailing wind and weather) and that the new house is ready to be occupied, prepare the inside of the chicken house by adding a 1 inch layer of Hemp Bedding
to the sliding floor and a deeper layer to the nesting boxes, and don't forget to close the pop-hole door. Place feed and water temporarily inside the chicken house ready for the new arrivals.
It is best to plan the collection of your new chickens in the afternoon if possible so they can be locked up at teatime and left overnight to settle. Let them out into the chicken run the following morning to familiarise themselves with their new coop.
The new chickens will be a little stressed on arrival. Try and keep them as quiet as possible when lifting them out of the travel box. The best way to hold a chicken is to put your hand under its body with the chicken's head facing you to avoid the chicken pooping on you. Hold the wings down with the other hand to prevent the chicken from flapping about.
Gently and quietly place the chickens into their new chicken house, do check to ensure they have travelled well and have no major problems or knocks. Close the hen house door and leave them to settle in for around 12 - 18 hours.Photo: "It's a whole new world ..."