When getting backyard chickens, one of the first things to think about is what kind of chicken shed you'll purchase to keep your chickens safe and happy.
Types of Chicken Sheds Online
There are many manufacturers of sheds in Australia that offer some sort of modified shed to suit backyard poultry. The vast majority of these sheds are only modified to the extent that they'd added thin aviary mesh to the front so your chickens can see out! Very little else is done to make these sheds suitable to chickens.
A Safe Chicken Shed
Many shed manufacturers overlook the thickness of mesh that they use on the their chicken sheds. Thin aviary mesh used by many is simply not strong enough to keep your chickens safe. Aviary mesh can be chewed through by dogs or foxes, leaving your chickens at risk of being taken by these hungry predators. Many manufacturers also do not supply fox proof mesh for the floor of the chicken shed. Foxes are keen to make a meal of any chickens they come across and will dig underneath the edge of your shed to gain access to your chickens. Thick mesh with 10cm x 15cm rectangles, wired to the base of your shed is recommended here to fully protect your chickens from predators.
Chicken Sheds by Royal Rooster
At Royal Rooster, keeping your chickens safe and happy is our top priority. We use 2.5mm gauge galvanized mesh panels which is too thick for any dog or fox to chew through, and is difficult to accidentally damage by children clambering all over your backyard coop! We also offer a 'fox proof floor' as an optional upgrade on all our coops for those concerned about foxes or dogs entering their chicken coop. See below for our range of chicken sheds and chicken coops to suit any backyard.