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Materials for building a chicken house in Jamaica
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What do I know about building a coop for raising chickens in Jamaica?
Not a whole lot. I only recall feeding them as a child for family members who had that business.
But it's great to have a broad cross-section of friends, and I happen to find one who was more than willing and able to help me answer this question.
Here's the question...
ANSWER: by Wellesley
I would like to know the exact materials need to build a chicken house no matter what size the house is.
Thanks for your question Lastchild!
You know one of the things I like about this website - If I may say so first?
I get all sorts of questions!
Questions about almost everything Jamaican, and that gives me even more opportunity for knowledge, and this is just one, so again thanks.
I have little knowledge of chicken rearing but I found a friend who has a pretty good idea to help you, and me.
The following are the basic items
he indicated you will likely need.
Oh, first thing, these are based on an assumption that you are going to raise 50 chickens, and so you'll need a coop with an approximate dimension of 8 ft by 10 ft.
Secondly, these items are based on the standard Jamaican practice for building these structures.
For example, round wood' is popular and is considered the cheaper material used locally for the columns and beams, and so you'll see reference made to that.
Ok.. here we go.Materials Needed
- 20 ft mesh wire
- 7 pcs Round wood
- Assorted Nails (2 1/2", 3" and 4")
- 2-3 bags of cement for concrete flooring.
- 1/2 yard of stone dust for concrete flooring.
Additional Items/ Assumptions
- You won't use mesh wires all around, only three sides, the back side is normally board, so you'll need probably 2-3 sheets of plywood.
- For the flooring, you can use concrete, but simply made from stone dust and cement, hence the need for the items above.
- You'll also likely need two pieces of tarpaulin to cover the mesh at nights, protection during rains.
I hope this helps!
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