A good poultry house should protect the birds from
- floods, rain water, direct sunlight, draughts,
- vermins like rodents,
- predators like cats, dogs, mongoose, squirrels, other bird eating mammals,
- snakes and other reptiles
- Unwanted guests – source of losses through diseases and theft
A good poultry house should thus be well constructed to protect the birds from environmental extremes and hazards.