How much room does a chicken need?
is chicken wire ok to use?
chicken tips for a beginner?
im new to chickens and im planing on getting 4 (5 if my dad lets me) in the spring. i have the coop and everything planned out, but i just want to make sure that im giving them enough room. im planning on making the coop 4x4 (16 square ft, 4 per chicken) and 4x4 outside. also i have a dog, my neighbors let their cats out and weve seen a fox around. i was going to use chicken wire to close them in, and maybe double it up. would that stop an animal from getting in? oh and do i need to lock them in the coop every night (close the door) thanks so much! if you have any tips let me know! im so excited!