How many chickens do you plan to start with?
How much space will your layers need?
They need at least 2 square feet of coop floor per chicken. This is enough space for them to spread their wings. The more space, the happier and healthier they will be. You don’t want them overcrowding as it contributes to disease and feather picking.
Once you’ve done your measurements and done your math, you need to build your scoop.
You’ll also have to think about feeders and water containers and a nest box for every three hens. It should be large enough that you can stand in it to gather eggs and shovel manure. If you start with a small scoop and plan to increase your flock, you’ll have to remember that young chicks will need a brooder lamp for warmth.
Before you go on to start rearing you layers. Spend some time reading about breeds and what can affect egg production.
If farming is your passion and you’re thinking about following your heart then poultry farming is a great place to start. Here are a few tips on raising chicks for eggs.