Small-scale poultry keeping - housing layers


Poultry of all types require housing that will protect them from the wind and rain, as well as the effects of rapid changes in temperature. The house should be dry at all times, and provide good ventilation while being free from draughts. The design and structure of the poultry shed will also have to comply with local government regulations.

This Primefact contains information on:

  • deep-litter system
  • the poultry shed
  • mice and rats
  • equipment
    • drinking systems
    • feeders
    • roosts or perches
    • nest boxes


Primefact 603 First Edition

Published: 19 Nov 2007