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How to Transform a Dog Kennel into a Chicken Coop

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If you’re planning to convert an existing dog kennel in your garden, you have a few variables to consider.

A dog kennel usually contains a small to medium-sized doghouse, sometimes with a long and narrow concrete slab in front of the doghouse, and is usually surrounded by a chain link fence.

The size of an existing dog house converted into a chicken coop will most likely mean a small flock of three chickens. Will you keep the existing chain link perimeter fencing? Will you keep the concrete slab?

Concrete isn’t a permeable material, and chickens prefer the soil or ground to walk and scratch on, rather than concrete. It is best to break up and remove the concrete slab, replacing it with a more chicken-friendly layer of sandy soil.

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