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Jun. 30th, 2006 @ 10:26 pm (no subject)
Hello again!

One of my projects is to design a henhouse for about a dozen free range hens.

Does anyone have any gems of wisdom regarding hen behavioural ecology etc.?

Thanks!
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From:chibibluebird
Date:June 30th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Keep dogs away from it.

Ok, not the kind of advice you were looking for, but recently a dog killed one of the hens at the research station where I work. (The hen was not a research subject, and wasn't in its pen at the time.)
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From:rosaleen
Date:July 1st, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
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Hens love to be able to dust bathe :) Also, shade, somewhere quiet and dark to nest, and a place to roost are important.