Space to roam: 0 square meters
Space for the coop: 0 square meters
Total space needed: 0 square meters
Number of eggs: 0 (per week)
The number of eggs you can expect will depend on the breed of hens and their age.
If you have more than 5 chickens, you can plan for less space than the numbers above. If the chickens spend a lot of time outside then the coop can be smaller.
Chickens can also help composting: each of them can eat up to 150 kilos of vegetables waste per year and if you leave your compost in their roaming space, they will turn it and improve it for you.
kWh (kilowatts hour) of electricity a year would be produced by a 4kWp system.
The power of a solar panel (PV) cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That's the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer.
PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit solar tiles.
The average domestic solar PV system is 4kWp.
70 litres of potable water per day could be saved by recycling grey water
Grey water is the waste water from baths, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and sinks, which typically makes up between 50-80% of households waste water.
Grey water is never going to be safe to drink, even when treated, but it can be used to flush toilets, wash clothes and water your garden.
There are various ways to treat grey water, ranging from very simple methods to complex fully automated treatment systems, depending on what you want to use the water for.
- if you’re a beginner, start with veg plants rather than sowing seeds
- successful gardens need at least 5 hours of full sun a day
- if your garden is small, reduce the distances given on seeds packets
- use different spaces: walls for climbers, shed roof for squash, pots, hanging baskets, tubs or strawbales
Various starter crops with advice:
Beans, carrots, cucumbers, peas, potatoes, pumpicks, rhubarb, strawberries, and tomatoes.