With the exception, perhaps, of actual starvation of the fowls themselves, there is no other factor in connection with the keeping of poultry that will affect egg production and good vigorous growth so decidedly as poor or improper methods of housing. This circular sets forth some of the essentials of a good house for Utah conditions, and offers plans of three houses in which an attempt has been made to include these essentials. The ideas and plans presented here do not represent anyone person's original work. They are a compilation of the work done on this subject by those who have preceded the writer in charge of the work at this station, and suggestions that have come from a study of the types of houses recommended and in use in different parts of the country.
Alder, Byron, "Circular No. 14 - Housing Farm Poultry" (1913). UAES Circulars. Paper 10.