Where can I see a Yellow Door Poultry House? - The most recent layer houses and broiler houses we have built are displayed on this map. You will need to get permission from the farmer before you visit - remember that if you have visited another poultry farm in the last 24 hours you should not go onto another chicken farm.
There are two main types of chicken houses that we build - layer houses for egg production and broiler houses for meat production. The steel structures are built on site to the farmers specifications.
Before we install and erect the chicken house
The ground must be level, and if you want a cement slab, it should be ready. If the ground is not level we will build the house on stilts tp compensate - this is extra time and steel - the client will bear the costs.
There must be running water on site. If there is no water on site we cannot test the automatic drinking system, and if there are leaks it will not be our problem. If we must travel back to site at a later stage to fix the leaks it will be to the clients account.
There must be electricity on site - strong enough to use welding machines. We can bring a generator, but it will cost extra in petrol etc.
We will need accommodation - nothing fancy - but electricity, water and a toilets are necessary.
The site will need to be secure - the steel will arrive before we do and it is the responsibility of the client to make sure it is safe. Once we are on site with the rest of the poultry equipment it belongs to the client - and if stolen or damaged, then it is not our responsibility. Goats, especially, like to dance on the steel sheeting, and cows have a propensity for rubbing their asses on the steel structure - if the structure is damaged you will be responsible.
If you would like to see a chicken house you can phone us and we will give you the farmers details in the area you are. You can see a video of a layer house here. There are also many pictures of our chicken houses. You will need to decide how many chickens you want to farm with - this will depend on space and your budget. A layer house with layer cages, or battery cages, is more expensive than a broiler house. All of the Yellow Door Chicken houses come with all the poultry equipment you need to start a successful poultry farm. We suggest you do some kind of poultry training - there are several place around South Africa where you can learn about poultry farming. We will give you a short training session on how to use the curtains, feeders, heaters and drinkers. While this poultry information is enough to get you started there is a lot more to chicken farming than the poultry house and chicken equipment. Looking after chickens is a science - and the more knowledge you have, the better prepared you will be to deal with issues like poultry disease, optimum growth and production and what, and how much food to give your chickens. We are able to help with the supply of poultry feed, day old chicks and layers, and medication for your flock.