Bedding chickens


The ancestors of our chicken breeds are Bankiva chickens from Southeast Asia.
As scratching and running birds, chickens are always active and busy.
The animals live in social groups with a clear hierarchy.
If the group is very large or consists exclusively of hens, beak slaps are often dealt out despite strict status rules. Among the quarrelling hens, a rooster can ensure peace and order!

Care recommendation

  • Group holding
  • Coop size: for 4 bantams or 2 hens of the standard breeds at least 1 sqm house area, for each additional animal at least 1 sqm.
    If (temporarily) no run is available, a guideline size of 8 sqm for 4 bantams or 2 hens of the standard breeds is to be taken as a basis and 1 sqm additionally for each further hen or each 2 further bantams.
    One third of this is then to be designed as a scratching area.
  • Free run/ outdoor run: 5 chickens need an outdoor run of about 100 sqm
  • covered, dry place with sand bath for plumage care
  • Perches with 5 cm diameter for night roosting: approx. 1 m length/ 4 animals, underneath a droppings board
  • Laying nests: min. 35 cm wide, 35 cm deep, 40 cm high


Substrate and bedding

The underlay and bedding form an extra absorbent base and a heat-insulating buffer.


Top bedding layer

The top bedding layer encourages the birds to build their nests.


Remove chicken droppings and soiled litter: daily.
Complete renewal of the substrate: at least 1-2 x per week

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