As you will soon discover there are plenty of chicken coops for sale today. However, there are certain things that one should be considering before one makes that all important purchase. Below we offer a few tips as to what you should be looking for when it comes to buying a chicken coop that will provide the amount of space and protection that the hens kept inside need.
Tip 1 – It is important that you buy a coop that is of a solid structure and which will last for many years to come. The best types of coops are those where the wood has been pressure treated and tanalised as they won’t need any maintenance and can last for up to 20 years.
But these coops may prove expensive and if your budget is limited that go for the standard treated coop instead. However, make sure that it has been treated using non toxic materials and remember to annually retreat it.
Tip 2 – You must make sure that the coop you purchase is one that is going to provide good protection to your hens from the weather. You need one that has roof which overhangs the main part of the coop so that rainwater is easily allowed to flow off it. The type of roof which is best is the apex style one although flat roofs which come with a slight slope to the front are also suitable.
As for the roofing materials not only should it prevent water from accessing the space underneath but provide insulation to the coop as well. In general most of the chicken coops for sale today come with roofs that have a good quality felt covering such as Onduline on them. Not only does it provide protection from the elements but prevents providing space for mites to live in it.
Live Blues at Highway 99
Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant: Live Jams in a Juke Joint Setting
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food — think jambalaya and chicken gumbo — while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.