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Whether you want to keep a few chickens or start herding cattle, this Howcast animal farming video series will get you started.
You Will Need
- Dry coop
- Entrance hole
- Feeder system
- Water source
- Adequate space (optional)
- Nests (optional)
- Perches (optional)
- Enclosure (optional)
Check the size
Select a coop large enough for your chickens.
Choose a coop that will keep the chickens dry, and that provides adequate amounts of light and ventilation.
Check for a run
Choose a coop with an outside run for the birds. The run should be connected to the coop by an entrance hole.
Check the door
Make sure the door of the coop opens inwards and is large enough to allow you to get inside to clean the coop.
Check for a feeder
Select a coop with a built-in feeder system and water container -- unless you plan to design your own. Now you're ready to play Farmville for real.