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March 22, 2009

What size is good for a poultry house?

Filed under: — Wayne @ 11:17 am

What size should your chicken house be?

Chicken houses in Venda - funded by a government grant

These two broiler houses were built in Nzhelele in Limpopo, Venda and were funded through a government grant. How many chicken you can fit in the chicken house depends on how many chickens you place per square meter.

We can custom build a steel poultry house for you. This article shows you what size house you need to house the number of chickens you wish to raise.

Steel poultry sheds come in many different sizes and materials. Depending on how many chickens you wish to fit in the house we can build a house to suit your needs.

All of our houses come with the following equipment. Further down you will find out what size chicken house you need to put the number of birds you wish to raise. Our poultry sheds are made from robust steel angle iron and clad in 0.3mm galvanized sheets.

The smaller houses use 25mm angle iron and the larger houses use 30mm x 300mm angle iron. We have worked on the industry standard of 15 birds per square meter but this can be increased up to 21 chickens per square with proper poultry management and care. Before you build you should have covered all of this in your poultry business plan. If you do go for thinner steel sheet – then you need to know how long it will last – and in your projections you should have a date for recapitalisation.

We can also use thicker steel sheeting and angle iron if you wish. We also offer insulation for poultry houses. We suggest at least 0.5mm thick corrugated Рbut often find clients choose the cheaper option of 0.3mm.

No Equipment Description
1 21m x 3m Galvanized Poultry House with structure and roofing
2 21m x 1.6m Complete curtain system with winching equipment
3 Tube Feeders
4 Automatic ballast broiler drinker
5 4lt. Chick Fond for day old broilers
6 Day old scratch trays
7 200lt Main header tank with all overhead piping
8 Min/Max Thermometer -40 to 40 degrees
9 G8 Gasolec brooder with regulator.
10 23Lt. Foot bath for bio-security

The number of chickens you can fit in a poultry house depends on how much space you have. Below are some of the standard size chicken sheds we make. Look for how many birds you can fit in the house and then you can decide what size poultry house you want. See out house sizes and number of chickens per house.

Chicken Shack Agencies manufactures poultry equipment for the poultry industry. We install equipment and systems around Africa.

Chicken houses Рhere you will find prices on chicken houses  Рlayer houses for eggs and broiler houses for broiler chickens.

Learn about poultry farming – talk to other small poultry farmers about the different aspects of chicken farming – suppliers, farmers, farms, medication, structures and different types of farming.

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A broiler house is a chicken house that is made specifically for raising baby chickens to six weeks old for meat. A layer house is for raising hens to produce eggs and how many chickens you can fit depends on how big poultry house you have. In a layer house it will also depend on what kind of layer cages you have. For stacked cages – known as tiered cages your house roof will need to be higher as you add more tiers. The problem is that if you do not have insulation – the hens on the top tier get heat stressed from the radiant heat that comes from the steel roofing.


  1. i am preparing a business plan and within it making a cost structure of a 2000 bird cycle and would like a quotation and also purchase from you i am located around thohoyandou

    Comment by ezekiel — November 30, 2014 @ 9:04 am

  2. Hi, were you helped with this costing on the chicken house? We can also help with business plans!

    Comment by Wayne — March 26, 2015 @ 5:19 am

  3. I would like a quotation on a broiler house and hatchery. I live in kzn please could you contact me because I cant locate your telephone numbers.
    0791936153 email: mbhensekhulekani408@gmail.com

    Thank You

    Comment by khulekani mbhense — May 3, 2015 @ 10:53 am

  4. please quote me for three rows of nipple lines in a 10*100m broiler shed. i am based in Zimbabwe and would you recommend nipple or bell. please email me as soon as possible

    Comment by kally — May 30, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

  5. Good day, Im currently working on my business plan for commercial broiler farm in KZN. I would love some experienced input and to discuss the cost and dimensional needs for 10 000 to 30 000 bird cycle.

    Thank you Karl 0799735940

    Comment by Karl — June 20, 2016 @ 9:06 am

  6. Kindly furnish me with the quotation of the broiler house.

    Comment by Espin Farms — June 20, 2016 @ 10:33 pm

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