Keeping chickens without the routine ties!

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Tibetan Sky
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Keeping chickens without the routine ties!

Post by Tibetan Sky » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:07 pm

The Tibetan Sky Chicken House
If you’re contemplating keeping chickens for the first time then you’re probably past imagining wonderful things to do with eggs and onto wondering about the practical implications of keeping hens. For most people it’s this element that will make them reconsider, committing to letting chickens in and out morning and night is something most of us simply don’t have the time for.
The Tibetan Sky Chicken House really means that the daily chore of letting chickens out and putting them away again at night is unnecessary, no gadgets, no fancy electrical parts, just a deceptively simple design. The House has unique features that mean your chickens can go to bed and get up by themselves, and you don’t need to worry about predators either. Our design only allows chickens to access the house, and also maintains a more natural environment that keeps chickens disease free and healthy.
This clever idea is fully patented, and hinges on three key ideas; a higher house, better for chickens but worse for predators; a specially made doorway with a false door and a turn only suitable for chickens; and finally a special counter weighted ladder, which can only bear the weight of a chicken.
The Tibetan Sky Chicken House, may seem like a fanciful name for a chicken coop, but the unique design of this truly original house was conceived and drawn for the first time in the mountains of the Himalayas by Tibetan Sky founder, Olwyn Gladwell. She says,
“ As I sat looking over the terraced green valleys and the white mountains I watched the village chickens, and realised how like my own chickens they were, even though their surroundings were so very different. It made me realise that chicken keepers everywhere must face the same problems, a way to keep their chickens healthy and safe from predators. I began to think about my chickens at home in Cornwall and wondered how many more people in the Western world might like the simple pleasure of cooking with fresh eggs from their own chickens if only they were not so time consuming to keep.
Each part of the design that followed was born whilst drinking hot sweet chai in a Tibetan style tea house, with the striking roof inspired by the beautiful designs of the roofs around me.”

If you’d like to find out more about this intriguing design, you can visit the Tibetan Sky Chicken House website or Email us at: tibetanskychicken@gmail.com
Or contact us for a leaflet on: 01566 782892
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chrismahon
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Re: Keeping chickens without the routine ties!

Post by chrismahon » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:19 pm

Seen the design. Unfortunately mink are the same weight as our chickens.
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Stanley
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Re: Keeping chickens without the routine ties!

Post by Stanley » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:51 am

not seen it yet, would be good to have a look, and a good idea for those who dont have time (although if i didnt have time to let them out or put them to bed, i would re consider having them, and wonder what the point would be!) but a small bantam and a large rat, well ones ive seen, would probably weigh around the same, we keep pet rats and the males are very heavy, and smaller than wild ones, and our little wyandottes dont weigh too much!
be nice to see this in a few years once tried and tested and anything that needed changing, changed :)
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Re: Keeping chickens without the routine ties!

Post by Marigold » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:59 pm

If you don't want to have to shut them up at night, and let them out in the morning, all you have to do is to put your free standing coop (any design will do) in a secure safe run and leave the pop hole open all the time, which is a lot better for the chickens as they get enough ventilation and can get up when they want to.
In any case there is so much daily work to looking after chickens properly that its very misleading to try selling a coop on the idea that a large proportion of the time required will be saved by leaving them at the mercy of rats or mink etc.
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