Our needs are simple. Good housing does not have to be expensive. You can opt for the secure unit with run, make your own, or even go for the modern look in the form of the eglu from www.omlet.co.uk
It's nice to be free range and roam where ever we want, but if you are pushed for space even a small area that we can scratch in and have a dust bath will be sufficient.
The main thing is that we are shut up safe and cosy at night time.
We need access to a little mixed corn or layers pellets. Make sure food is suspended above the ground to avoid attracting rats or mice.
The same applies to fresh water
You can make our pen interesting by fitting a perch which is good for our feet, and enough room to stretch our wings.
So for very little effort, you get a lot back in return
We are very sociable creatures, which makes us an ideal pet. We are always keen to join in with your leisure activities.
Where's my wine gone?
So why not give a hen a home, you won't regret it.