I run a farm free-range poultry in the United States, and raise chickens, bantams standard, guinea fowl, pigeons and turkeys. I do it via mobile pens on pasture. From your question, I think you are more interested in the mechanical aspects, but there are some problems, illnesses and behavioral problems that need to be taken into account. I will briefly on the most prominent of these derniers.Comportemental: mixture of different types of birds can be a problem. Turkeys, chickens and guineas will coexist for the chicks, and they are feathering, but I have occasions when guineas bunch of chickens, turkeys or chickens on the tape, and had killed several. After a bunch of birds begins on another bird, he finished unless you intervene. Turkeys and other fowl, mixing can lead to instances of the disease blackhead. you can be sure that free, but it is fatal in turkeys, and that is something that is not the case, if you do not mix, chicken and turkey. they seem to be more sensitive when they are chicks, but it can occur at any age. I found the following directives for good during the construction of the cages, I’m in the U.S. – all dimensions in inches and feet. Chicken doors 12×12 “, with a plank ramp placed studs on the board ramp 6 ‘apart for a 45-degree tilt. the Board Ramp 6 “wide and 1/2 or more thick. Bed chicken / Guinea are 2×2″ boards that I cut corners on a router. to facilitate access for the birds, fewer opportunities Bumblefoot (foot injury, the swelling and possibly death). Distance of 9 holiday “vertical, 7″ horizontally. old barns make excellent perches. Attach wires to the back wall or ceiling with a hinge and put a rope to keep them in position, facilitates cleaning under perches much easier. Alternatively you can use a wire mesh in rest areas (1/2 “or so), so that most of feces to fall through the floor dessous.Décaler deposits, so that squats on top of defecation of birds do not cover the birds below. in the mixed co I have houses to Turkey on a wall and the breeding of chickens on another, and for the first few weeks of the cooperative was the night and rearranged the birds to separate them after a while they did their mêmes.Perchoirs for turkeys must be much robust -.. reach large breast weights over 50 pounds and have a real bass problems as they reach market weight a 2 “x4″ board supported every few feet makes a good perch for a bird of 18 “length of the plate. 10 turkeys weighing 400 pounds (200 kg), designed so your perches for your invite Turkey to the eye. all deposits must be removed without tools for you to clean or spray them with insecticides or allow disinfection between troupeaux.Questions Predator: in the barn to feed on rodents, small birds, for the first 3 months of your life -4 birds you are want to take care to get them out of your race or any area where there are chickens. Snakes can be particularly problematic becuase it through a mesh of appropriate size of the fowl happen. Marsupials (raccoons or opossums) are also a constant threat. Their concept of cooperation, it should allow you to keep the birds close securely when needed, and the birds must be protected as a mesh of something more. I do not use dog fence mounted (2×2 holes, woven son), which is proof against dogs, coyotes, raccoons, and so on. to exclude rats and snakes, you have to go to 1/2 “or less fall into each other. Consider your likely predators during construction for your cooperation. I lost all the chickens in a barn into a weasel, who came through grillage.Hors Cooperation: the Hawks are a recurring problem for me, I live near thousands of acres of nature reserves, and therefore have a constant problem Falcon I monofilament fishing line channel 10 ‘in height between the tops of the slopes, usually 20 to 30. pound test, and this deters hawks. the alternative is the hens in open-bottom pens that are safe from all predators to keep, and move with a tractor I am building my pencils on the floor in square steel tube, and they weigh about 250 pounds, 5′x8′x8 “I build pens 5 ‘high for easy maintenance … I make my own sweat; these pins cost me $ 220 (USD) to produce, and my mortality has declined substantially, while the birds for the benefit of the new pasture every day. it also allows me against pests by visiting some pasture not fight more than once per year, and in areas where I like to garden, so that the bird would be there for a week or two is an area free of weeds with fresh manure, buried in the sol.Protection grown to rain: I live in a rainy, cool place, temperatures rarely fall below 0 ° C, and we rarely go from an average of 29c 16cm of rain per month in winter, autumn and spring … No monsoon, but not dry. I tried corrugated plastic panels for the roof, the roof is of corrugated iron and tarpaulins. corrugated plastic sheets my current choice, especially at the lower price in comparison with metal plates, and impact resistance. I collect rainwater from the roof into the barrel, which serves the needs of water fowl. I use a plastic barrel 30 gallons originally to ship olives. the roof is one of several large sheets of corrugated plastic, PVC, 12 ‘x 2′. my pens are 8 feet wide, and allows me to user a single 12 ‘sheet with a 6 “overhang on the top and a 6″ on the false bottom with a plastic roof gutter and downspout that supplies to the rain barrel, automatic irrigation. this means that the chickens get their barrel full of water each time it rains, and it reduced its workforce sharply downward. I have problems when it freezes, and sometimes had a heated water bowl for dogs to use. I use a shed roof, single angle, more at one end than the others because it is easy to produce and all the water from the roof to go from one side to reduce costs and gutter that descente.bâches roofs. if the roof of your pen with tarp, ensure that you have some kind of framing down, to encourage water from the tank and not pool on the subject make no drip pattern of flat roof, if you choose a plan, in other words . you can do flat roofs with corrugated roofs, but sometimes it is convenient to be able to direct your water flow, so you may want your plants are not on the rain toit.poulets Care: the rain is not really a problem that damn bird but given the choice between walking across the lawn in the rain in. and shelter, they will choose to get wet. what matters is that the service area to dry, and relatively free from drafts. a wet, eat inactive bird on a pole, with a breeze through them more food and more stress than a closed one more. why do I extend to provide the roofing material 3 “from the tip of the pen windshield. in your area, I think you do not need coverage for rain, but for Sun bamboo is strong, such as feeding the chickens, and he gets along in a Pool very well, provided that the stems large enough to not tht the chickens can eat the whole shrub. few tufts bamboo is both protection from predators, wind protection and shade .. Nest Ingles hens darker, more secluded spot to lay eggs prefer a 12x12x12 box (two 1×12 boards with 12 “space between them forms each nest) is sufficient. 8-10 for 30 laying hens’ nests. They should be mounted 12-18 “above the ground have your coop, and everyone has a nest Sims 2″ nailed to the front of him, can not fall to the eggs. Hens sometimes push eggs from other hens they do not like the communal nest (they all live in a nest from time to time) and a lip reduces the number of eggs lost due to this behavior. Wood chips or straw in the nest, it will end, and you can “seed” to encourage the nest with golf balls, to start laying pullets are. Discourage birds sleep in nests by them and put them on holiday – clean eggs for you. Typically, moving to 3-4 consecutive nights is all you need for a new layer flow to the idea that they do not sleep in their nests as nids.Seaux: 5 gallons plastic bucket with a hole in the lid and a bolt through the floor in the wall of cooperative nests are also good. the hole in the lid should be the upper half of the lid, providing the retaining lip egg mentioned dessus.Dindons 30 gallons plastic trash cans prefer semi foin.Dimensionnement full interoperability, if I were a chicken coop design 30 turkeys, and they had no access to the outdoor design, which I had lain a 300 square meter, with 20 gallons or more capacity of the water, and an input capacity of 30 pounds or more. I would also be 15 ‘houses, and picnic areas would probably be three rows, with a ladder from the ground up perches for large turkey breast. For heritage turkey breeds NECC is not a scale. Minimum amount of your co-operation with Turkey is 3’6 “. I suggest you mimum height of 5 ‘for your coop for your ease of maintenance.