Keeping Chickens in schools in our Large Coop and Run
Most schools we visit have already kept chickens but found some of the smaller houses available on the market to not be the best in a school environment. Whilst the chickens may be happy in a muddy corner of the school grounds but that isn’t the best conditions to ensure the pupils are fully engaged.
Our chicken coops have a number of features that make them suitable for use in schools:
Our chicken coops all have covered runs to keep the inside of the coop as dry as practical. This may not be an issue for the chickens but it means children can be with the chickens whatever the weather. With a suitable litter in the base this makes your chicken project a whole lot nicer to staff, pupil and outside visitors. You’ll find that a litter based on wood waste or chopped straw will keep the run smelling so much fresher than an open topped run. We recommend using a run with a base plinth so any litter is contained within the run and doesn’t blow around the grounds.
Our runs are all tall enough to stand up in. Even our standard height runs are 5’3″ at the eaves but with the optional base plinth you can add 6″ or 12″ to this. Most schools go for the maximum 12″ plinth to the ground or a concrete hard standing. If you have the chicken coop on the ground we can supply an anti dig mesh to deter predators from digging.
Our coops are all made from construction strength timber with a generous 63x38mm frame, 3/4″ shiplap boarding and quality European weldmesh.
We can also include wider doors and entrance ramps should your pupils need easier access.