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The raffia bamboo structure is strong ....

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The raffia bamboo structure is strong and predators cannot pass through. The internal temperature is assured by a petrol lamp to which chickens can flock near or spread apart according to their physiological needs. The possibility to choose the right temperature at different distances from the lamp surrogates very well the impossibility of activating a feedback thermal regulation of the environment. In this way management of newly hatched chickens is enhanced and mortality is reduced. The water trough and feeders are too large, but the mash is also spread on the floor in order the chickens learn to feed (a paper or a cartoon leaf disposed on the bottom should be more convenient).