Fox-proof chicken runs and coops
Raising chickens and rabbits can be a sustainable way of supplying your household with eggs and meat. Indeed, fresh free-range eggs from hens raised at home are far superior to supermarket bought eggs. The meat from home raised chickens and rabbits is also quite different to the mass produced caged birds and rabbits, which are often fed growth enhancement chemicals to optimize their growth and hence profit for the producer. In our view, meat from home raised animals is far tastier and you can get by on far smaller portions in your meals.
You don't need a lot of land to do this but you do need to have housing that protects the animals from predators (foxes are notorious in our area) and gives them enough space to lead happier and more natural lives.
We at Three Acres and a Cow specialize in designing and building chicken runs, rabbitries, and tractors customized to your needs.
Second hand materials would be ideal for these projects. We are also very happy for you to work with us on these projects, to gain hands-on experience and to reduce time to complete.